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

02/01/17: An unlikely alliance

Trump has called drug prices "astronomical," which may be a point of unity between the president and Democrats. Next, we'll report on how tech companies could be expanding their operations overseas in response to Trump's immigration ban, and then look at Wal-Mart's decision to end its membership program — a move aimed at competing with Amazon Prime.
 
 

01/31/2017: Your retail store is watching you

President Trump has signed a "two-for-one" executive order that calls on federal agencies to kill two regulations for each new one they issue. But his new rule doesn't apply to all of them. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer examines the details of his new plan. Next, we'll look at why stocks have been droopy this week, and then chat with professor Joseph Turow about stores that observe you while you're shopping.

01/30/2017: Lawyers mobilize in response to Trump immigration ban

The leaders of various tech companies, including Tesla and Google, have spoken out against Trump's immigration ban. Aaron Levie, the CEO of the cloud storage company Box, stopped by to talk about his moral and practical objections to these immigration limits. Afterwards, we'll hear from Marketplace's Reema Khrais about how lawyers across the country are mobilizing in response to the order. Finally, we'll discuss tomorrow's deadline for Obamacare and how the Trump administration decided to pull last-minute ads promoting sign-ups.

01/30/17: Lawyers mobilize in response to Trump immigration ban

The leaders of various tech companies, including Tesla and Google, have spoken out against Trump's immigration ban. Aaron Levie, the CEO of the cloud storage company Box, stopped by to talk about his moral and practical objections to these immigration limits. Afterwards, we'll hear from Marketplace's Reema Khrais about how lawyers across the country are mobilizing in response to the order. Finally, we'll discuss tomorrow's deadline for Obamacare and how the Trump administration decided to pull last-minute ads promoting sign sign ups.

01/27/2017: The penalties of protesting

President Donald Trump's has issued two executive orders to crack down on illegal immigration. As a result, state and local law enforcement agencies will have the power to enforce immigration laws. But some departments aren't eager to be involved, worrying that police-community relations will be strained. Next, we'll talk with the head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development on how to improve rural communities, and then look at a rise in bills that would boost penalties for protesters. 

01/26/2017: The future of trade between the U.S. and the U.K.

While U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Trump's enthusiasm for Brexit, the two don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to globalization. Can the two strike a trade deal? Next, we'll talk about Johnson and Johnson's decision to buy the Swiss biopharma company Actelion for $30 billion, and then look at the U.S. Army's new $580 million pistol contract.