Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission. Think of the U.S. Congress as a procrastinating undergrad, prone to sleeping in. Lawmakers don’t hesitate to hit the “snooze button.” And, the black bear population has grown so large in the state that it ended a hunting ban a few years ago.
The unemployment rate hit a 5-year low, with 203,000 jobs added in November. And, a look at how divestment helped stop apartheid in South Africa.
Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses. And, the GDP doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative
Regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule. If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it? And, for one day, Emerson College's communication school will be renamed the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.
Stores are counting receipts from the four-day shop-o-rama.
The claim is that healthcare.gov is fixed to the point that it works for 9 out 10 consumers. The 30-year fixed-rate is a popular mortgage, but is it here to stay?