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, July 14, 2015: After years of negotiations, Iran and six major world powers have reached a deal over the country's nuclear program. The agreement aims to curb Iran's production of nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of certain sanctions. This could mean a huge bump in Iran's oil exports. More on that. Next: Big banks report earnings this week. JP Morgan Chase is Tuesday. Later in the week, Goldman Sach and Wells Fargo release their earnings. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman explains what banks are facing that could influence their earnings outlook. What is on their balance sheets? We explore. We'll also speak with UT Austin’s James Galbraith, a former colleague of Yanis Varoufakis, about the Greek crisis.
Airing on Monday, July 13, 2015: A deal has been reached to keep Greece in the eurozone. For more, we'll check in with Kai Ryssdal, who joins us from Athens. Also on the show, a conversation with Sarah Shapiro, co-creator of the TV show Unreal, about reality TV and spoofing it.
Airing on Friday, July 10, 2015: With banks still closed in Greece, we talk about what it's like to be a Greek banker in the midst of the financial crisis. Plus, Alejandro García Padilla, governor of Puerto Rico, says Puerto Rico's $72 billion dollars in debt is quote "not payable" and some form of default or bankruptcy is necessary to avoid a quote "death spiral." Here to talk about Puerto Rico's economy is Leon Krauze, Univision anchor and correspondent for KMEX in Los Angeles.
Airing on Thursday, July 9, 2015: More on the Chinese government's multi-pronged effort to recover from the drop on the stock market there. Plus, the NLCB as a civil rights law was initially created as part of the War on Poverty. Parents and teachers are fed up with over testing, but without some kind of annual testing civil rights activists worry poor and minority kids will continue to be left behind. It looks like annual testing is here to stay, but states will have more leeway to decide how scores are used and what happens to consistently failing schools. And with comprehensive immigration reform' on hold until after the 2016 election at the earliest, business advocates are turning to a narrower agenda—pushing to get more legal immigrants admitted to work in the U.S.
Marketplace for Wednesday, July 8, 2015: A surge of selling on Chinese stock markets forces authorities to temporarily stop trading on nearly half the stocks listed. More on that. We'll also talk to Marketplace's Molly Wood about the encryption debate ahead of FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. The hearings will address concerns voiced by various technology firms that the government is overextending their reach and interfering with their ability to provide secure communications for their customers.
Airing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015: On today's show, we'll have an update on the situation in Greece, the future of U.S. interest rates, and the best-of-the-best piece of equipment if one is a professional ballet dancer.