Marketplace Morning Report

Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.

Recent Episodes

06/06/2017: A showdown at General Motors

General Motors' annual shareholder meeting today might get a little heated. One activist investor is unhappy GM's share price is almost exactly the same as it was when the company came out of bankruptcy. So he's proposing some financial re-engineering of the company's stock. On today's show, we'll explain how stock splitting works. Afterwards, we'll chat with the editor in chief of The Economist, Zanny Minton Beddoes, about who  the publication is endorsing in the upcoming U.K. election. Plus: A look at Puerto Rico's education crisis.

06/05/2017: The first major infrastructure upgrade

President Donald Trump has promised to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure, so where could we see the first big change? With the air traffic control system, according to his administration. On today's show, we'll discuss what needs upgrading in this sector and how exactly his plan would work. Next, we'll examine the House's plan to roll back Dodd-Frank reforms, which were implemented to prevent the possibility of another financial collapse. Plus: A look at the struggles that young farmers face in the midst of rising agriculture costs. 

06/02/2017: Let's do the numbers — just how feasible are Trump's job promises?

This morning, we'll be getting the latest government data on the labor market. President Trump has promised to add 25 million new jobs over the next decade, but is that actually within the realm of possibility? Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman is here to crunch the numbers. Afterwards, we'll check out new data showing that renewables generated 10 percent of U.S. electricity in the first quarter of this year — well above expert forecasts. And finally, we'll hear from travel aficionado Mark Orlowski about ways you can solve your airline customer service problems. 

06/01/2017: China's getting fed up with pollution

While President Trump is expected to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, China and the European Union are doubling down on the fight against climate change. On today's show, we'll talk about rising support — motivated by both ethical and financial reasons — for the agreement in these two regions. Plus: A look at the future of home health care.

05/31/2017: Another Uber executive is out

Uber has just let go of one of its top engineers, Anthony Levandowski. He's at the center of a high-stakes legal battle between the company and Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous car company. We'll recap the controversy surrounding his hire and discuss what it could mean for the future of Uber's self-driving initiative. Afterwards, we'll hear from Marc Morial — the CEO of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans — about why America's economic progress isn't where it should be. And finally, we'll examine a new report that shows U.S. tourism is down — a decline that countries like Canada are trying to take advantage of.

05/30/2017: Multiple stores, one stop

ExxonMobil investors will vote soon on a proposal asking for the company to produce a "meaningful" climate risk plan. On today's show, we'll take a look at how shareholders are increasingly calling on energy companies for more accountability on climate change reports. Afterwards, we'll talk about Singapore's decision to fine two banks in connection with a money laundering scandal, and then explore the rise of co-retailing, a concept where multiple retailers share a space.