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

04/10/2017: Rise of the machines

We keep talking about the threat that globalization poses to American jobs. But much of the competition for jobs comes from inside our borders, with robots, artificial intelligence and algorithms increasingly entering the workforce. As part of a new series, we'll hear from Marketplace's David Brancaccio about his road trip across the Midwest in search of "robot-proof" jobs. Next, we'll look at the FDA's decision to allow the company 23andMe to sell home genetics tests for diseases, and then talk about some of the economic concessions China is planning to make to the U.S. following their meeting last week.

Robot-Proof Jobs 1: Jobs that are safe today

The first episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy. Technology is increasingly replacing work done by humans, but some jobs are more resistant than others — we'll find out which. 

04/07/17: Jobs day

What to expect from today's jobs report and how to read companies' upcoming earnings reports with Marketplace's Aaron Schrank. Plus, David Brancaccio kicks off his Midwest road trip exploring the relationship between humans and the robot workers that their jobs are increasingly in competition with.

04/06/2017: Where robots come in

First, Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer discusses market shifts as the Federal Reserve shrinks its bond portfolio. Then, we look at new research showing that high school dropout rates among African American students are significantly lower if students had a black teacher in elementary school. Finally, David talks to MIT professor and author Erik Brynjolfsson about stagnated wages in middle-skilled jobs, and how this makes them ripe for robot takeover.

04/05/17: Retraining after you lose your job

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker has resigned, saying he might have revealed confidential information to a Wall Street analyst. We'll explore what could have motivated the leak. Afterwards, we'll discuss the possibility that China might get tougher on genetically modified crops grown by U.S. producers. And finally, we'll hear from a Marketplace listener who lost his job as a machinist because of advanced technology. 

04/04/17: Sheryl Sandberg on the need for companies to tackle unequal pay

Tesla's stock market value has just beat out Ford's, making it no. 2 to General Motors. We'll look at why investors are so optimistic about the electric car company's prospects. Afterwards, we'll examine Uganda's struggle to manage its refugee crisis, a problem that could worsen if the U.S. goes through with making major cuts to all foreign aid. And as part of Equal Pay Day, we'll chat with LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg about the organization's campaign to raise awareness about the gender pay gap and how businesses should tackle the issue.