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Marketplace Morning Report

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In less than 10 minutes, we’ll get you up to speed on all the news you missed overnight. Throughout the morning, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will bring you the latest business and economic stories you need to know to start your day. And before U.S. markets open, you’ll get a global markets update from the BBC World Service in London.

In less than 10 minutes, we’ll get you up to speed on all the news you missed overnight. Throughout the morning, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will bring you the latest business and economic stories you need to know to start your day. And before U.S. markets open, you’ll get a global markets update from the BBC World Service in London.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

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In less than 10 minutes, we’ll get you up to speed on all the news you missed overnight. Throughout the morning, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will bring you the latest business and economic stories you need to know to start your day. And before U.S. markets open, you’ll get a global markets update from the BBC World Service in London.

Language:

English

Contact:

261 South Figueroa Street #200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3500


Episodes

China’s zero-COVID policy leads to unrest in the streets and the markets

11/28/2022
China correspondent Jennifer Pak checks in with the latest. Also, we speak to Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti about the Summer Olympics – with all the costs it can incur – coming to town in 2028.

Duration:00:08:05

Markets react to ongoing protests in China

11/28/2022
From the BBC World Service: Stock markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places in Asia have fallen as anti-government protests spread across China. Ukraine’s use of Turkish-made drones has made the world take notice. The BBC sits down with the brothers who run drone manufacturing at their Istanbul offices.

Duration:00:06:53

Consumers vs. inflation becomes the biggest fight of the holiday shopping season

11/25/2022
As holiday shopping kicks off today, we check in on what could await consumers and retailers alike. Most of the people responding to a University of Michigan survey think it’s a bad time to buy a house. There’s a new gold-oriented currency making its way around four states, but is it a worthy venture?

Duration:00:08:25

Remote work helps soothe the pain of holiday travel

11/25/2022
The week of Thanksgiving is typically the busiest in terms of travel, but remote work has found ways to take the pressure off. Then, we look into the importance of the final two months of the year when it comes to holiday retail. Also, we speak to a New York Times reporter about a special way countries are fighting both debt and climate change.

Duration:00:09:22

Seoul offers cash to people who leave basement homes

11/25/2022
From the BBC World Service: South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is offering cash rewards of around $150/month to people who leave their cheap basement properties. The city is trying to phase out these out after four people drowned during severe flooding last summer. A new type of flu vaccine, which could offer protection against all known strains of flu, could soon begin human trials. And as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, retailers across Europe worry it could be the worst...

Duration:00:08:13

Bird flu threatens to gobble up Thanksgiving worldwide

11/24/2022
First, the BBC checks in on China, which is facing more COVID-related challenges. More homeowners are getting thankful for HELOCs – we’ll explain. A avian flu epidemic is one reason your turkey may have cost more than usual, and the issue is even worse in other parts of the world.

Duration:00:09:14

Telecom and aviation engage in another tussle over 5G

11/24/2022
The aviation industry argues that 5G cell phone network will mess with altimeters. The BBC reports from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, which is still mostly without power following Russian attacks. We speak with the CEO of an atypical food business about what it’s been like to navigate an unpredictable economy.

Duration:00:09:32

Amid turkey shortage, Brits turn to festive alternatives

11/24/2022
From the BBC World Service: The U.K. is experiencing a turkey shortage due to its biggest-ever outbreak of bird flu. That’s impacting U.S. expats this Thanksgiving, as well as many British families who would normally cook a turkey at Christmas. And the International Monetary Fund is calling on China to boost vaccinations and reconsider its zero-COVID strategy.

Duration:00:08:45

Finding more clues in the rubble of crypto exchange FTX

11/23/2022
Attorneys representing the fallen crypto giant shared a tale of mismanagement and misplaced funds during a bankruptcy hearing. Susan Schmidt tells us investors won’t make any big market moves today. Chris Farrell joins us to discuss how an older workforce can still be a benefit to the economy.

Duration:00:08:55

COVID unrest spills over at massive iPhone factory in China

11/23/2022
The factory’s workers appear to be upset over restrictions, such as having to actually live at the workplace. Also, this year’s holiday shopping season could feel familiar. People in rural communities face unique challenges that can compromise their physical and economic health.

Duration:00:08:56

Protests again at world’s largest iPhone factory

11/23/2022
From the BBC World Service: Workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China have staged violent demonstrations to demand better conditions amid strict COVID regulations. Indonesia’s government has vowed to help with the cost to rebuild about 20,000 homes damaged by a devastating earthquake. The U.K.’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish government does not have power to ask its voters whether the country should break away from the U.K.

Duration:00:07:32

Attention, holiday shoppers. Black Friday is shaping up to be big.

11/22/2022
Diane Swonk of KPMG joins us to talk about how holiday discounts could be even deeper this season. We try to determine which way the oil-producing cartel OPEC+ is leaning. Also, why are schools and students attractive hacker targets?

Duration:00:10:10

The prospect of a railroad strike rolls a little closer

11/22/2022
We have the latest on the growing potential for a strike, as another union votes against a contract deal. Plus, we talk with an expert on how a dimmer economic outlook has led to people holding back on spending big.

Duration:00:08:04

What’s in the new Italian PM’s budget?

11/22/2022
From the BBC World Service: Giorgia Meloni and her cabinet have approved a series of spending measures for next year. One of Ukraine’s largest energy companies has warned that rolling blackouts might last until the end of March. And the U.K.’s National Health Service is trialing a program to allow doctors to prescribe heating for some patients who can’t afford their energy bills.

Duration:00:07:31

What’s behind the U.N.’s new climate fund agreement?

11/21/2022
Delegates at this year’s COP27 climate summit in Egypt agreed in principle last week to establish a fund to help compensate developing countries for damages caused by climate change. We take a look at what we know so far. Then, we talk to Julia Coronado about the risk China’s economic slowdown poses to the global economy. And, a look into this year’s open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

Duration:00:08:02

This Thanksgiving, food banks are struggling with inflation

11/21/2022
Rising prices for various food items, including turkey, are hitting food banks this Thanksgiving. We look into how that’s some impacting charitable organizations and the vulnerable populations they serve. Then, an update on Disney’s recent announcement that CEO Bob Chapek is out and being replaced by former CEO Bob Iger. And, Hong Kong’s markets are down amid news that the city’s leader tested positive for COVID-19.

Duration:00:08:41

Disney shakeup puts Bob Iger back in charge

11/21/2022
From the BBC World Service: Bob Iger is back in charge of Disney less than a year after he left the company. Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong closed down after China reported its first covid-related deaths for six months in Beijing. And Germany is struggling with an energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine, but we visit one Bavarian town which is working to be self-sufficient in electricity by 2030.

Duration:00:07:40

Some schools got a surprise million-dollar donation

11/18/2022
This week, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she’d given just under $2 billion over the last seven months to hundreds of organizations, including a number of public school districts. We look into how some of the recipient schools are planning to spend the money. Then, we check in with Chris Low about how the Fed has been signaling its recent interest rate hikes. And, life under China’s new COVID rules, which for some people look a lot like the old ones.

Duration:00:07:47

The workers who built Qatar’s World Cup

11/18/2022
The brand-new, state-of-the-art soccer complexes that make up the 2022 men’s World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off this weekend, would not be if it weren’t for the migrant workers from Asia and Africa who built them. And yet those workers endured poor living and working conditions, long hours and little pay. We look into the country’s “kafala” labor system, which has received renewed criticism in the leadup to the Cup. Also, a look at new Biden administration guidelines that make it easier for...

Duration:00:09:01

Taking stock at COP

11/18/2022
From the BBC World Service: As the U.N.’s COP27 climate conference concludes, there are still disagreements over a number of issues. The biggest is the question of compensation for the countries most affected by climate change. Plus, how Lebanon’s economic crisis is driving some young men into the arms of the Islamic State. And, Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is at a “crisis point” after continued Russian bombardment.

Duration:00:07:51