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

09/18/2017: The stock market is booming, but that doesn't mean the economy is

(Markets Edition) We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the stock market is not the economy. The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on Friday, and it's up this morning, along with the Dow and Nasdaq. But economist Julia Coronado, founder of Macropolicy Perspectives, joined us to discuss how these trends don't mean the economy is equally booming. Afterwards, we'll look at the Senate's scheduled vote on a bill that lays out America's spending priorities. One of them: countering threats from North Korea. And finally, we'll talk about Germany's upcoming election, and how the Rhineland region in particular is pulling in two directions.

09/18/2017: Facebook hands over some records

(U.S. Edition) Boeing is accusing the Canadian company Bombardier of selling its planes too cheaply, and wants the U.S. government to impose tariffs on them. We'll discuss why this is a problem for both Canada and the U.K. Afterwards, we'll talk about Facebook's decision to turn over records of ads purchased by Russian-linked accounts to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And finally, we'll look at how one ebook-based course is trying to change the way students learn about economics. 

09/18/2017: A Canadian wrinkle in the U.S. and U.K. 'special relationship'

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... the U.K. and the U.S. have touted their special relationship, but we’ll tell you why a dispute with a Canadian plane manufacturer is leading to tensions on both sides of the Atlantic. Afterwards, we’ll discuss why Snapchat is making headlines after agreeing to block Qatari-backed news organization Al Jazeera from its platform in Saudi Arabia. Then, we’ll take you to Rhineland, home to thriving cities but struggling mining towns where German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief rival is also struggling ahead of a key vote this Saturday.

09/15/2017: How employers are taking control of our lives

(Markets Edition) Bonds seem to have fallen out of favor for now. But the shift isn't being driven by the U.S. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, explains China's involvement. Afterwards, we'll chat with University of Michigan professor Elizabeth Anderson about the "tyrannical" nature of companies in the U.S., and why she thinks there are flaws with the current employee-employer dynamic.
 

09/15/2017: A new way of extending a drug patent

(U.S. Edition) Finance ministers from the European Union will discuss the possibility of levying taxes on companies where they do their business. On today's show, we'll take a look at where global tax reform is headed. Afterwards, we'll discuss how one drug company is trying to extend its drug patents by selling them to a Native American tribe. 

09/15/2017: Extending a drug patent

(U.S. Edition) Finance ministers from the European Union will discuss the possibility of levying taxes on companies where they do their business. On today's show, we'll take a look at where global tax reform is headed. Afterwards, we'll discuss how one drug company is trying to extend its drug patents by selling them to a Native American tribe.