“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC’s Anu Anand in partnership with the BBC World Service in London.
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China announces in-kind tariffs on $75-billion worth of U.S. goods, making markets even more squeamish. Conservative billionaire backer David Koch dies. Plus, local governments are trying to guard against a spate of recent cyberattacks.
Investors wait with bated breath on Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments from Jackson Hole. A look at the pay gap between Black women and white men reveals a nearly $1 million earnings difference over a 40-year career. Plus, is Victoria Secret’s inclusivity play too little too late?
Emmanuel Macron calls for urgent action on climate change at the G7 Summit. Why British brands are so popular with foreign buyers. Plus, what more U.S. interest rate cuts could mean for Turkey.
The Fed governors didn’t all agree on the latest interest rate cut. How has a decline in union membership affected workers, in general? Plus, parts of the Midwest are still dealing with consequences of flooding from months ago.
The Fed gives us a peek into its reasoning behind July’s interest rate cut ahead of its big summit in Jackson Hole. Plus, how do immigration raids affect families and businesses in their wake?
As Ryanair pilots walk out in the U.K., delays in Boeing 737-Max plane deliveries could see layoffs at Europe’s biggest budget airline. Plus, while Greenland’s not for sale, its rare earth minerals are of growing interest to the U.S.
Retail numbers and Fed minutes are top of mind for investors today. Planned Parenthood opts out of federal funds over abortion referrals. Plus, how are businesses dealing with imports that didn’t get a tariff reprieve?
The U.S. and Japan hash it out over trade. One of Trump’s proposed tax cuts could stimulate the economy a lot less than he thinks. Plus, climate change has spurred a race for the resources under melting Arctic ice.
Prime Minister Johnson meets Chancellor Merkel as he seeks to renegotiate the U.K. leaving the E.U. We hear why Norway’s sovereign wealth fund matters to its citizens. Plus, do you love or hate e-Bikes?
Brexit, the trade war and a potential looming global slowdown is stifling Germany’s economy, Europe’s largest. Plus, Tesla revamps its solar panel business with a rental plan.
The Trump Administration could cut the payroll tax to stimulate the economy, though it insists things are going great. Interest rate cuts haven’t been enough to boost home sales. Plus, Maine gives us a dire picture of things to come in elder care in the rest of the country.
Could a new coalition government tackle Italy’s mounting debt problem? Hong Kong’s leader plans more dialogue with pro-democracy protesters. Plus, in uncertain times, who benefits from having gold?
Stimulus talk calms markets’ recession fears. Home Depot is dealing with slowing in home sales and Chinese tariffs. Plus, truck drivers are split on the Trump Administration’s attempt to ease safety restrictions.
Will the U.S. give Chinese tech giant Huawei another reprieve? HUD proposes stricter standards on “unintentional discrimination” claims. Plus, Democratic presidential candidates tackle Native American issues.
From the BBC World Service… A government document dubbed “Operation Yellowhammer” says there could be food, fuel and medicine shortages in Britain after a no-deal Brexit. Iran warns the U.S. against seizing an oil tanker which has left Gibraltar. Plus, have toilets changed much since Woodstock?
Markets stabilize after a panic over a potential recession. Demonstrators in Hong Kong take their non-violent protests to the ATM. Plus, a new bill would help students pay for college with future earnings.
The yield curves normalize. Plus, filmmakers capture the tensions between Chinese and American workers at an Ohio factory.
The BBC World Service… A protester in Hong Kong explains why he’s taking part. Plus, one entrepreneur makes high-end wears from thrown away fast-fashion garments.
Walmart helps stocks rebound after a dismal Wednesday. Could the inverted yield curve be much ado about nothing? Plus, how potential employers could be zeroing in on candidates’ class background from the get-go.
Trade tensions and inverted bond yields send global financial markets into a frenzy. Plus, the rush to avoid Chinese tariffs in these uncertain times can be costly.
From the BBC World Service… Global shares extend declines after China vows retaliation of U.S. tariffs. India’s prime minister says Kashmir will play an important role in national development. But what does that mean in practice?
Uncertainty in Germany, China and bond yields could be signaling troubles ahead. CBS and Viacom come together once again. Plus, how has the trade war affected Chinese retail giant Alibaba?
OPEC is nervous about low oil prices. American’s hold more mortgages than just before the Great Recession. Plus, legal cannabis has been less lucrative than first believed.
From the BBC World Service… Germany’s economy contracted in the second quarter. Plus, Finland offers flexible working arrangements by law.
Inflation is up, and government bond yields are down… way down. Argentina moves towards populism. Plus, what will be the environmental impacts of Shell’s new plastic plant?
Retail numbers are out soon, and it doesn’t look good. With global economic uncertainty, treasury bond yields are smaller and smaller. Plus, long-term care gets renewed interest with the presidential campaign.
From the BBC World Service… Hong Kong warns long-running, pro-democracy protests are pushing the city “into an abyss.” Fears of a move to populist candidates create wave of uncertainty in Argentina. Plus, gold jumps to six-year high.
Hong Kong protests disrupt travel and financial markets. Limited internet access in some areas could make trouble for census counters. Plus, is the so-called “death of publishing” much ado about nothing?
Hong Kong protests shut down all flights coming in and out of the city. Another trade war is brewing between the U.S. and Europe over airplane subsidies. Plus, keeping track of how much was and how much wasn’t planted during this recent, troubled farming season.
From the BBC World Service… Hong Kong cancels flights as protests continue. Guatemala’s president elect faces a host of economic challenges as he looks to rewrite a controversial U.S. immigration deal. Plus, growing concern about over-tourism in Venice.