Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
On today's show, we'll talk about an auction next month for more than 24,000 Bitcoins; a new survey that reveals less than half of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer; and why Silicon Valley's slowdown is just "frothy" — not the sign of a bubble bust.
On today's show, we'll talk about the possibility that North Korea may have ties to the recent cyber-attack on Bangladesh's central bank; travel mania this Memorial Day weekend; and how companies manage millennial employees.
On today's show, we'll talk about a rise in Brent crude prices; the Home Shopping Network's partnership with Disney; and the business behind the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
On today's show, we'll talk about the two new deals that are bringing old-school car companies together with ride-sharing services; the dearth of women who are CEOs; and the large number of Cubans heading for America.
On today's show, we'll talk about a thrown-out fraud case against Bank of America; look at Greece's financial situation; and interview author Paul Tough about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."
One of the buzzwords in education these days is "grit."
Research suggests that qualities like perseverance, conscientiousness and self-control are as crucial as "academic" skills for excelling in the classroom.
Writer Paul Tough has been looking at the latest research on how those so-called noncognitive skills are developed in young children — starting in infancy — and why kids growing up in poverty or in stressful environments are often at a disadvantage.
He joined our Morning Report show to talk about his new book, "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."