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

02/07/17: The bright outlook for solar

Jobs in the solar industry have grown by at least 20 percent in the U.S. for the fourth straight year. We'll talk about why there's been growth in this sector. Next, we'll look at the USDA's decision to remove animal welfare reports and enforcement records from its websites. And finally, we'll chat with Mission Asset Fund founder Jose Quinonez about the effects of Trump's border policies.

02/06/17: What a 12,000 mile trek can teach you about America

Nearly 100 tech companies, including Google and Amazon, have filed a legal brief against Trump's immigration ban. We'll look at why the tech industry has rallied against the president's executive order and what legal steps are next. Afterwards, we'll look at what a trade war with Mexico could mean for U.S. poultry producers. Finally, we'll chat with author Sarah van Gelder about the economic innovations she encountered traveling across the U.S.

02/03/17: Your credit card chip might not be helping

We'll talk about the changes Trump wants to make to Dodd-Frank, a law that puts regulation in places to make sure another financial crisis doesn't occur. Afterwards, we'll look at how effective credit card chips are as a security measure, and then examine Budweiser's new pro-immigration Super Bowl ad. 

02/03/17: Your credit card chip might not be doing its job

We'll talk about the changes Trump wants to make to Dodd-Frank, a law that puts regulation in places to make sure another financial crisis doesn't occur. Afterwards, we'll look at how effective credit card chips are as a security measure (turns out, not very), and then examine Budweiser's new pro-immigration Super Bowl ad. 

02/02/17: A rocky U.S.-Australia phone call

The Obama administration had agreed to take in asylum seekers rejected by Australia, a deal that recently led to a contentious phone call between President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. We'll look at what a rift between the two countries means for global trade. Next, we'll explore whether Trump's talk about bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. will translate into actual jobs. Finally, we'll discuss the future of the Environmental Protection Agency amid the Trump administration's efforts to limit its regulatory power.

02/01/17: An unlikely alliance

Trump has called drug prices "astronomical," which may be a point of unity between the president and Democrats. Next, we'll report on how tech companies could be expanding their operations overseas in response to Trump's immigration ban, and then look at Wal-Mart's decision to end its membership program — a move aimed at competing with Amazon Prime.