Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
Here's a thought: What if a wider reading of the humanities can help you understand finance? We talk to Harvard Business School Professor and economist Mihir Desai who wrote a book about just that, called "The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return." Also on today's show: A record week for IPOs. Ten companies are expected to go public this week, making it the busiest week for IPOs in two years.
Senate Republicans are reportedly planning to put a penalty in the health care bill that would lock people out of the market for six months if they drop their coverage. Why are they doing this? Health care reporter Dan Gorenstein fills us in. Also, the most expensive bailout of failing banks in Italy's history and what to expect from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Trump. Lastly, the president has been a vocal critic of foreign trade, but states are making their own deals. We drop in on a big, three-day convention in Maryland, just outside Washington, to see how states, counties and U.S. territories are coming together with foreign investors.
A draft of the Senate's version of the Republican health care bill is finally here. We'll talk about the changes it would make to Medicaid, and whether consumer behavior would change under the plan. Afterwards, we'll look at the conflict brewing between U.S. solar panel makers and foreign ones. Two American manufacturers have asked for steep tariffs on foreign panels because of their cheap prices, which makes it hard to compete.
In just a few hours, we should have a draft of the Senate's health care overhaul. But even though it hasn't been officially released, parts of the bill have been leaking. On today's show, we'll discuss some of the reforms the measure calls for, which will outline how much power states would have and how Medicaid could change. Afterwards, we'll chat with Guardian reporter Chris Arnade about how divisions in America may not necessarily have to do with a liberal-conservative construct, but with those who left their hometowns vs. those who stayed.
A group of investors have pushed out Uber's founder and CEO following a series of controversies, including allegations of sexual harassment. On today's show, we'll take a look about what's in store for the ride-sharing company's future and how much power Kalanick still has left within the company. Plus: A look at how technology is helping farmers determine the most efficient growing practices.
We might soon get clarity from Senate Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare. On today's show, we'll take a look at what a bill from the group — which is looking pretty similar to the House's — could mean for the future of health care in America. And in other government-related news, we'll talk about Ricky Perry's plan for budget cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Then, we'll discuss the growing clout of Emmanuel Macron, France's president, in the political sphere.