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

12-13-13 Mid-day Update - The budget deal and the sequester

The House passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration? A mish-mash of tax credits about to expire. And, you just won the lotto: Should you take the lump sum, or is there more advantage in agreeing to regular payouts?

12-12-13 Mid-day Update - Should the U.S. lift its ban on oil exports?

Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter? This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. And, as January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.

12-10-13 Mid-day Update - GM picks first female CEO

Mary Barra, the current global head of product development at GM, will become chief executive in January. The Volcker Rule went public today. And, Nobel Prize in Economics winner Lars Peter Hansen discusses his work.

12-09-13 Mid-day Update - Supreme Court will weigh in if EPA can enforce air quality standards

Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission. Think of the U.S. Congress as a procrastinating undergrad, prone to sleeping in. Lawmakers don’t hesitate to hit the “snooze button.” And, the black bear population has grown so large in the state that it ended a hunting ban a few years ago.