Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
Airing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015: Banks are rationing cash, European creditors are closing in — Sounds like the current situation in Greece. But that was Cyprus, two years ago. What was learned and will Greece heed any of those lessons? Plus, President Barack Obama is moving to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. More on that. And in Nairobi, Kenya, an upscale mall attacked by terrorists is preparing to reopen. Kenyan officials plan to reopen part of the mall on Wednesday, but as we find out, not everyone is happy about it.
Airing on Monday, June 29, 2015: With banks shut down in Greece until July 6th, we'll check in with Marketplace's Stephen Beard for an update on the ongoing debt crisis. We'll also talk about what a shut down of banks looks like for Greek citizens, and the implications of the country possibly exiting the Euro. Plus, the International Regulator of Banks says world financial authorities may have run out of tools to fight the next financial crisis. More on that. We'll also talk about a new study by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime that says Afghanistan is producing record amounts of opium, and the U.S. has been flooded with cheap heroin. We look at the economic reasons for opium cultivation there and what the U.S. is doing to address the problem.
Airing on Friday, June 26, 2015: First up, we'll talk about how health care marketplaces may adapt after the supreme court's decision on the Affordable Care Act. Next, we'll talk about Nissan buying the naming rights to the Tennessee Titan’s stadium. So what's in a stadium name? Turns out, millions of dollars. We also talk to Ariella Cohen of Next City about her outfit’s assertion that rust belt cities like Pittsburgh and Cleveland should focus on their manufacturing roots when it comes to startup funding and innovation.
Airing on Thursday, June 25, 2015: First up, a briefing you might want to hear from someone who has been watching the Greek debt negotiations very closely. Nicholas Spiro, managing director of Spiro Sovereign Risk, a consultancy that focuses on the risks countries face based on their debt, joins us with more. Plus, the federal health insurance law could be thrown into turmoil by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning states could find themselves facing pressure to extend Obamacare in some way. And as we find out, that creates a business opportunity for some.
Airing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Senate is expected to clear fast-track authority legislation and send it to the president today. Big labor has gotten the blame or credit, for tough opposition against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The question is: how might they influence the trade deal going forward? Plus, a mega-merger in Europe may seem far away until you realize what it could mean for what you pay for food in America. More on that. And when it comes to providing social services as a way to head off health costs, it’s not one-size-fits-all. It’s one-size-fits-one. We dig into the type of high-intensity interventions that make a difference in the lives of complicated patients.
Airing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared that the Confederate Flag should be removed from the statehouse grounds there. Now, Wal-Mart is saying its removing all confederate flag merchandise from its stores. More on that. And congress gets to work this week figuring what to do with federal education funding for next year. A lot is on the chopping block, including grants for improving math and science education and school safety, as well as Title I funds for low-income students. Plus, there’s an increasingly popular theory that underlying problems like poverty, addiction and social isolation drive some patients to be hospitalized and use the ER more. Some doctors, hospitals and insurance companies believe by addressing those you can improve health and save money. So why do skeptics outnumber the optimists?