Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
There's been a big shake-up in Europe. Two outsiders have taken the lead in France's presidential election: Centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen. We'll look at how the news has affected global markets, and what France's election could mean for them in the coming weeks. And in news across the pond, we'll examine the latest results from our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, which finds that nearly three-quarters of Americans feel the government in Washington has forgotten them — regardless of party.
We’re expecting another series of executive orders from President Trump today, which will deal with taxes and financial regulations. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams explains what's in store for our financial future. Afterwards, as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, we'll chat with Thomas Kalil, a former deputy director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Kalil shares how we can apply AI to the classroom to teach tech skills and beat a robot takeover.
The final episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy. If technology makes humans obsolete, how do we make a living? Plus: Think you know which jobs would survive a robot takeover? Take our quiz here: marketplace.org/robotproof
Fox has fired Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment claims against the TV host. Bad publicity, of course, can matter a lot when it comes to corporate decisions like these. We'll recap some of the events leading up to the ousting, which include the departure of more than 50 advertisers, and look at a big financial deal in Europe that may have influenced the move. Next, we'll examine a new study that finds it can make a huge difference if a person attends community college full-time. And afterwards, we'll hear from the Harvard economist Richard Freeman about why more of us should become shareholders as our reliance on automation increases.
Now that we're at the center of quarterly earnings season, we'll take a look at how Yahoo, IBM and Volkswagen are faring. Next, we'll discuss New York City's plan to prohibit employers from asking job candidates about their current or past pay levels, and then look at the increased focus on automation in Pittsburgh.
UnitedContinental posted strong quarterly profits yesterday. Now United CEO Oscar Munoz is set to brief investors this morning, following an incident in which a passenger was forcibly removed from one of the company's flights. We'll look at whether the company can bounce back from the controversy. Afterwards, we'll look at a new kind of debt collector that might be coming after people who haven't paid their taxes. And finally, we'll talk about a new experiment in Silicon Valley where researchers plan to give people free money (seriously).