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

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 30, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about an auction next month for more than 24,000 Bitcoins; a new survey that reveals less than half of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer; and why Silicon Valley's slowdown is just "frothy" — not the sign of a bubble bust.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 27, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the possibility that North Korea may have ties to the recent cyber-attack on Bangladesh's central bank; travel mania this Memorial Day weekend; and how companies manage millennial employees.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the two new deals that are bringing old-school car companies together with ride-sharing services; the dearth of women who are CEOs; and the large number of Cubans heading for America. 

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a thrown-out fraud case against Bank of America; look at Greece's financial situation; and interview author Paul Tough about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why." 

Bonus: Interview with writer Paul Tough on why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills

One of the buzzwords in education these days is "grit."

Research suggests that qualities like perseverance, conscientiousness and self-control are as crucial as "academic" skills for excelling in the classroom.

Writer Paul Tough has been looking at the latest research on how those so-called noncognitive skills are developed in young children — starting in infancy — and why kids growing up in poverty or in stressful environments are often at a disadvantage.

He joined our Morning Report show to talk about his new book, "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."