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.

The auto giant Toyota is poised to cut down its global production by 40% as a result of the semiconductor shortage that's been plaguing the industry. And, other automakers are considering similar action. Diane Swonk arrives to discuss tapering and the Fed. The teens who helped fill the worker gap are about to head back to school. We also speak to Mariana Dale of KPCC and LAist about how essential child care workers, providers and educators find themselves stretched to the limit.

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Today, we spoke with Loira Limbal, director and producer of “Through the Night,” a new documentary that follows Dee’s Tots Daycare in New Rochelle, New York, and the families who rely on it. Among the details explored in the documentary is how the caregivers endure a staggering lack of sleep, …
From the BBC World Service: Toyota has confirmed it is to cut production by 40% globally in September due to the ongoing worldwide semiconductor shortage. That's roughly 360,000 vehicles.
Ajmal Ahmady was the head of the Afghan central bank until he fled the country on Sunday. He spoke with our BBC colleague Victoria Craig about his own journey out of Afghanistan and how corruption led to the Taliban's return to dominance. Craig also spoke with David Brancaccio with more …
The Federal Reserve’s bond-buying stimulus program's aim was purchase Treasury and mortgage-backed securities so banks could lend more and keep interest rates low as the COVID-impacted economy healed. Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren thinks the tapering of these bond purchases should happen as soon as fall. We also discuss what's …
From the BBC World Service: Today on the program we hear from Ajmal Ahmady, the Afghan central bank governor caught up in the chaos of Kabul airport as he fled the country. He tells us how corruption aided the Taliban's return to power, why he hoped American troops would have …
The Taliban's re-establishment of power in Afghanistan has many people bracing for losses of jobs and rights. Women could be especially vulnerable, according to experts, when it comes to education. The education of girls and women had been forbidden under the watch of the Taliban. In China, regulators are attempting …
We speak with Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group to examine what the financial impacts could be in Afghanistan now that the Taliban has regained control. Also, we look into the how the delta variant of COVID-19 could be changing consumer spending.
From the BBC World Service: The government in Beijing has expressed its willingness to develop ties with the new Taliban government - we explore what that might look like, and why.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is having its first day of school, and its teachers have been mandated to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 15. This will be the first time on campuses for many incoming students, and the teachers also have their share of concerns. We talk to …
The Biden Administration is expected to unveil the largest ever increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The benefits are set to rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic amounts. Marketplace's Nova Safo joins us to talk more about the details. Also, residents in the South owe more medical debt than …
From the BBC World Service: There was chaos at Kabul international airport as Afghans tried to flee the country, as the capital fell to the Taliban.
Popular Chinese singer Kris Wu was detained after several women accused him of sexually assaulting them. This led to Wu's online presence being mostly wiped from existence. China correspondent Jennifer Pak joins us to share more details. According to U.S. Census data, many people are spending their money from the …
From the BBC World Service: As the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan nears completion, Germany threatens to end financial support if the Taliban gains complete control of the country. Plus, China partially closes one of the world's busiest ports after a worker tests positive for COVID-19. And, South Korea …
The latest U.S. Census information showed that LGBT adults reported living in households with higher rates of food and economic insecurity. This is the first time the survey has also asked about sexual orientation and gender identity. A divided Supreme Court has lifted part of the eviction moratorium in the …
Diane Swonk helps us make sense of inflation appearing to slow down Wednesday, only for producer numbers to show inflation coming up. China unveiled a plan to tighten regulations across a variety of areas in its economy. The two largest oil companies in the U.S. are looking to boost their …
From the BBC World Service: As international troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban has taken another regional capital, the city of Ghazni. Tens of thousands of people have now been displaced across the country. Plus, China's online insurance sector faces increased scrutiny from authorities, according to a local news …
The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing local numbers that have both political and economic ramifications. The population data will be released on a block-by-block level. Also, while we know Biden's infrastructure package plans for more EV charging stations, we still aren't sure who'll be in charge of maintaining those …
The Senate's passing of President Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure package has rail enthusiasts excited, as there's $66 billion set aside for passenger and freight rail. A lot of that money could be headed northeast to aid the Gateway rail project that connects New York City and New Jersey. Susan Schmidt …
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced earlier this week that the Texas Department of State Health Services will bring in out-of-state medical personnel to help healthcare facilities fight the growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. We check in to see how the situation is developing. The U.S. Postal Service is proposing surcharges …