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

12-10-13 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.

12-05-13 Mid-day Update - Fast food workers on strike for better wages

Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. More dry counties have been phasing out Prohibition-era laws, in part to attract more businesses. And, the GDP doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative

The Volcker Rule: What's that again?

Regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule. If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it? And, for one day, Emerson College's communication school will be renamed the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.