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

06/19/2017: The complications of Brexit

Negotiators are still trying to figure out just how the U.K. will exit the European Union. We'll talk about some of the key issues surrounding the end of their relationship, which includes questions about what to do with Europeans living in the U.K. and British people living in the EU. Afterwards, we'll discuss Oregon's decision to let residents list "X" for their gender on their driver's licenses or state IDs, and then look at a California proposal that would lower traffic fines for low-income drivers. 

06/16/2017: Are you going to listen to this whole episode?

U.S.-Cuba relations may get a little chillier. While President Obama worked to thaw them, President Trump is expected to re-freeze some of America's policies toward its Caribbean neighbor. We'll discuss what some of those could be, which may include new travel restrictions. Afterwards, we'll look at news that Takata — the company accused of covering up potentially deadly airbags — may file for bankruptcy. And finally, we'll chat with Marketplace's Molly Wood about Apple's plans to release data about podcasting behavior, which'll include information on when people listen to podcasts and at what point they bail out. 

06/15/2017: Rethinking remedial education

A trade war might be brewing. There's currently an investigation at the Department of Commerce to determine whether cheap steal imports are a threat to national security. On today's show, we'll take a look at how other countries might retaliate if that happens. Afterwards, we'll look at Delta Airlines' decision to test new technology that would record facial images of travelers leaving the U.S. Then, we'll look at how community colleges are starting to change up their remedial courses, which cost money but often don't count for college credit. 

06/14/2017: The case of the missing CEO

The head of the high-profile Chinese company Anbang is no longer running it — and now the public doesn't seem to know where he is. Some speculate that CEO Wu Xiaohui has been detained by anti-corruption investigators. We'll chat with the BBC's Stephen McDonell about what could have happened to him, and learn more about his company's background. Next, we'll discuss the resignation of an Uber board member who made a sexist remark during an all-staff meeting about sexism and harassment, and then take a look at how teens are faring in the summer job market.

06/13/2017: A key link in the chain of world trade is siding with China

Panama has abruptly cut ties with Taiwan and embraced mainland China, a major blow for Taiwan's government. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the likely incentives for the Central American country's move. Afterwards, we'll discuss Gymboree's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, and then talk about the Medill School of Journalism's decision to let its accreditation lapse. 

06/13/2017: A key link the chain of world trade sides with China

Panama has abruptly cut ties with Taiwan and embraced mainland China, a major blow for Taiwan's government. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the likely incentives for the Central American country's move. Afterwards, we'll discuss Gymboree's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, and then talk about the Medill School of Journalism's decision to let its accreditation lapse.