“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 World Service in London.
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The NASDAQ and S&P hit all time highs, indicating impeachment is having little effect on investors. Plus, the IRS goes after Microsoft over its alleged use of tax havens, prompting the largest audit in U.S. history.
Climate change continues to be the No. 1 item on the agenda at Davos. Michael Bloomberg forces other Democratic presidential candidates to spend big with his $200 million TV ad push. Plus, despite gun lobbyists’ decades-long efforts, Congress is finally funding gun violence research again.
From the BBC World Service… Netflix results are out as Disney+ announces its U.K. launch. What the coronavirus could mean for global trade. Plus, corruption on an epic scale in Angola.
The spread of the Wuhan norovirus infects Chinese markets. President Trump remains bullish on “his” booming economy while in Davos. When will consumers get their fill of streaming services? Plus, Texas could become a target for out-of-state donors as Democrats look to flip the lower state house.
President Trump touts the booming U.S. economy at Davos. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin teases another tax cut. Plus, how political campaigns have changed ten years after the watershed Citizens United case at the Supreme Court.
From the BBC World Service… As more die from the deadly coronavirus, stocks in Chinese drug makers surge. The “next trade war.” Plus, what the rail strike means for Paris tourism.
Microsoft promises to erase its carbon footprint by 2050. Plus, climate change is the big item on the docket for Davos 2020.
How is Trump’s economy doing three years in? Unionizing the video game industry. Plus, the longest-running strike in France is coming to an end.
From the BBC World Service… British investment in Africa. An end to the longest-running strike in French history. Plus, how much could Harry and Meghan make from their royal split?
Now that the phase one deal has gone through, what’s ahead for phases two and three? The government restricts journalists’ access to technology when reporting on economic data in the “lockup.” Plus, a six-figure salary as a fast food restaurant manager is very well-deserved.
China’s growth is the slowest it’s been in 26 years, and the low birth rate is not helping. It’s Canada’s turns to sign the USMCA. Plus, how Germany’s car industry grew to depend on Huawei.
From the BBC World Service… China’s economic growth hit a 30-year low last year, but there’s another threat facing the world’s second largest economy. Why one of the world’s richest women wants to become president of Angola. Plus, a British coin has sold for a record $1.3 million.
Foreclosure filings are at an all-time low as buying a home becomes less attainable for many. The Dow inches closer to 30,000. Plus, how Chinese social media influencers are trying to cash in on livestreaming.
Who wins and who loses in the phase one U.S.-China trade deal? Corporate money isn’t staying out of Democratic presidential campaigns despite candidates’ promises to forgo it. Plus, Russia’s chief taxman is on deck to become the next prime minister.
From the BBC World Service… After modernizing Russia’s hated tax service, its boss is tipped to lead the next government, but can he modernize the Kremlin? A bright spot for Europe’s car sales in December could be short-lived. Plus, climate change is set to dominate the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Banks are doing well despite a dip in revenue from low interest rates. Jeff Bezos gets a cold welcome in India. Plus, U.S. agribusiness hopes the phase one trade deal with China will put a stop to the theft of farming secrets.
Sussing out the details regarding intellectual property rules of the forthcoming phase one deal. What an age discrimination case at the Supreme Court could mean for federal employees. Plus, how BlackRock’s move on climate change risk will “reshape” finance.
From the BBC World Service… Amazon unveils a new investment to boost Indian-made exports. Flybe gets its bailout, but criticism flies from rivals and environmentalists. Plus, Can a phase one trade deal between the U.S. and China stop intellectual property theft?
A Phase One deal trade is about to be signed as the U.S. rescinds the label of “currency manipulator” it had given to China. Plus, lawmakers address the issue of affordable housing at the Capitol.
Banks can thank regular consumers for their booming business. Seattle appears to have cut Amazon out of city politics. Plus, how much have the remaining Democratic presidential candidates had to raise to stay in the race?
From the BBC World Service… China is no longer branded a currency manipulator. A U.K. airline could be saved by a cut in airport tax for all. Plus, the controversy of phosphate mining in northwest Africa.
What will put the brakes on booming financial markets? Wireless providers aren’t always talking about the same 5G. Plus, Oscar nominations are out, and they’re very white and very male.
What does the so-called Phase One deal between the U.S. and China mean for intellectual property rules? Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan meet over a Nile dam dispute. Plus, CFOs see an economic slowdown on the horizon.
From the BBC World Service… Walmart lays off executives in India. Ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt meet in Washington amid tensions over the new dam on the Nile. Plus, how a divide between China and the rest of the world is creating a “splinternet.”
What the relatively good December jobs numbers don’t tell us about stagnant wages. The release of damning Boeing emails adds to mountain of problems facing the company’s new CEO. Plus, Kelly Peeler is helping tackle the student debt crisis, one text at a time.
Hackers hit airport currency exchanges. Unemployment is way down, so why are wages still so low? Plus, the NFL gets into live, legal betting.
From the BBC World Service… Iran invites officials and the plane maker to investigate Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran. Why China is a crucial economic issue in Taiwan’s Saturday presidential elections. Can Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals be a blueprint for Harry and Meghan’s corporate future?
Jobs numbers continue to be strong as big retailers close their stores. What does it mean to be “financially independent” when your gran is the queen? Plus, getting people to buy more electric vehicles is going to take installing a lot more charging stations.
Mack Trucks announces layoffs. Holiday sales were not anything to write home about. Plus, Bertha Jimenez tackles food waste by making food out of spent brewery ingredients.
From the BBC World Service… French commuters and businesses are hit by 36th day of strike action. Plus, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look to step back from royal duties.