Marketplace Morning Report
Marketplace Morning Report
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Get up to speed on the daily news first thing in the morning with Marketplace Morning Report. Hosted by David Brancaccio, Marketplace Morning Report keeps you informed on what you may have missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London. In less than ten minutes, you can start off your day with a recap of the top economic and business headlines with our daily news show and podcast. David Brancaccio brings you key news updates and economic happenings in real time throughout the morning. Catch Marketplace Morning Report live every Monday through Friday to get the latest news on the markets, money, jobs and innovation.
OSHA directed to strengthen workplace safety rules
President Biden has signed an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, to create stronger workplace rules for keeping workers safe from COVID-19. Plus, pushback on Biden’s proposed stimulus package in Washington. And, how rural food banks and pantries have found ways to reach people in remote locations.
Jan 22
8 min
Google threatens to pull its search engine out of Australia
From the BBC World Service: Proposed laws that would require tech giants share royalties with news publishers were called “unworkable” by Google’s boss for Australia. Plus, U.K. retailers warn they could destroy goods stuck in the EU. And, why 2021 will be a year of change for cinema.
Jan 22
7 min
Some fresh pandemic relief from the White House
President Joe Biden has signed some more executive actions and other measures to bolster economic relief and protections for workers. What’s included? Plus: A dramatic clash between Google and Australia. And, how $15 billion in federal support for arts venues is being received around the country.
Jan 22
6 min
Biden’s eviction moratorium
Extending the freeze on evictions through the end of March. Plus, more evidence of the U.S. economy’s K-shaped recovery. And, the Biden administration has advanced two pieces of legislation so far. Economic relief is one, and the other deals with immigration reform.
Jan 21
10 min
Google, French news publishers reach deal on paying for content
From the BBC World Service: Two French newspapers, Le Monde and Le Figaro, have agreed to a paid deal so Google can show excerpts of their stories in search results. Plus, Norwegian Air’s survival plan. And, the economics of Irish soft power.
Jan 21
7 min
On Day 2, Biden takes aim at COVID
Biden will implement one tool for fighting COVID-19 that the previous administration used sparingly: the Defense Production Act. Plus, why some banks are lending less during the pandemic. And, the economic landscape in the U.S. as Biden takes office.
Jan 21
8 min
Outgoing Trump administration embraces lobbying
In one of his final acts of office, President Trump released current and former members of his administration from a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies. Plus, the Biden administration considers a new antirust czar position. Also, banks are optimistic about the economy going forward. And, euphemisms that companies come up with for low-wage workers and how they’re part of a business model.
Jan 20
8 min
What Biden plans to do and undo right away
The Biden transition team has released a list of executive actions planned for today as soon as the new president is inaugurated. Plus, Biden picks Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. And, in advanced economies, just how many people are actually worse off than their parents?
Jan 20
8 min
Europe welcomes “new dawn” in U.S. ahead of inauguration
From the BBC World Service: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outlined hopes for cooperation with the U.S. as a new administration is installed. Plus, a look at how the Biden administration’s planned immigration policies will affect migrants from Central America. And, we ask what the Biden administration could learn from Big Macs.
Jan 20
11 min
Rigging a game of Monopoly to illustrate economic inequality
An academic study featuring the board game shows that random success goes to our heads, with implications for widening economic inequality. Plus, Biden’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And, Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of the treasury begins.
Jan 19
8 min
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