Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
This morning we're looking at why the head of Samsung has been embroiled in a corruption scandal and news that the biggest pension fund in the U.S., CalPERS, is protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus: A conversation with chef Nancy Silverton about why she wanted to enter the profession and her initial reservations about doing the Netflix series "Chef's Table."
Workers in regions like D.C. and New Jersey are protesting as part of "A Day Without Immigrants," an event aimed at highlighting the importance of immigration's role in society. We'll take a look at how the strike will affect businesses. Next, we'll explore the resistance against Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, who's now resigned, and who the president's next choice might be. Finally, we'll hear from Marketplace's Molly Wood about what she learned at the annual RSA digital security conference.
We're looking at what a border-adjustment tax could mean for retailers; the United States' push for NATO members to spend more on defense; and the new responsibilities that come with being a physician.
India now rivals China for worst airborne pollution. BBC Reporter Rahul Tandon joins us to discuss if politicians are doing anything to address the issue. Next, we'll look at Ferguson's changing economy following the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot dead by a white police officer.
With the Senate scheduled to vote on Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, we'll take a look at what the president's pick could mean for the American economy. Next, Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell shares a way to compromise on the post-financial crisis reform law, Dodd-Frank. Finally, we'll discuss the results of an OPEC reduction in oil production.
Markets are now back up because of a statement from Trump reaffirming a campaign promise: tax reform. We'll look at why something like this matters so much to the markets. Next, we'll discuss the president's relationship with public employee unions, and then talk about the boost in SNL's ratings post-election.