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.

From the BBC World Service: Australia's government is holding a two-day summit in Canberra with business groups and trade unions to figure out what to do about a lack of workers for some jobs. Also, the International Monetary Fund approved a $1.2 billion loan for Sri Lanka to prevent an …
Susan Schmidt checks in with us for our discussion about market activity as the ADP jobs report numbers emerge. Some states still plan on taxing canceled student loan debt. We look into where gig workers fit in with this constantly reshaping economy.
Today, ADP Research Institute and Stanford Economy Lab releases what they say is more detailed employment data. We talk about what it's like to form a startup under the current economic conditions.
From the BBC World Service: Japan's defense ministry has requested a record $40 billion for its next budget, even though the country can't have an active military under its pacifist constitution after losing World War II. Plus, Russia has again cut off gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline …
First, reports on consumer confidence and jobs emerged today, offering up a clearer picture on what's been a weird economy thus far. We delve into the Jones Act and its role in heating oil shortages. The BBC reports on the arrival of a grain ship in time to aid drought-ridden …
The FTC has zeroed in on a company that sells geolocation data, adding more fuel to the discussion about data privacy. Speaking of being watched, some companies are using software to remotely track worker productivity.
From the BBC World Service: The MV Commander has docked in the Port of Djibouti and the wheat on board will be packaged and transported by road to neighboring Ethiopia, which is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years. Plus, Pakistan's prime minister Shehbaz Sharif says a $1.1 billion IMF …
The Federal Reserve has spoken: It's not backing down from a more aggressive interest-rate strategy to try to stamp out inflation. What kind of economic pain will that cause? And how long will it last? Plus, we look at how markets have been reacting to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech …
The U.S. Department of Energy is warning that the supply of heating oil in New England is way below average, just as we head into the fall and winter. The Energy Department is telling states in the northeast to stockpile. Plus, this may not come as a surprise to many, …
From the BBC World Service: That's as countries across the European Union scramble to store enough energy for the winter, while the bloc cuts back on Russian supplies. Plus, Pakistan is launching a flash UN appeal for help as authorities struggle to cope with what's being described as the worst …
It's Day 2 of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve. We check in with World Bank President David Malpass, who's on the ground in Wyoming, about monetary policy around the world. Also, we delve into the latest downbeat earnings report from Peloton, the exercise equipment and …
T-Mobile and SpaceX are partnering to provide mobile service everywhere, using satellites to patch up coverage in areas where there are no cell towers. And, we take today's "Economic Pulse" by speaking with Pedro, an immigrant day laborer who organizes other workers to prevent wage theft and poor working conditions.
From the BBC World Service: As Fed Chair Jay Powell takes to the stage at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, anticipation is building that he'll double down on the U.S. central bank's commitment to stamp out inflation. Rising prices are a problem all around the world. But economist Dr. Mohamed …
Officials in the Golden State are expected to approve a plan today that will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Auto regulations in California often influence other states to adopt similar rules. Also, we'll preview the Federal Reserve's big Jackson Hole Economic Symposium with economist Diane Swonk …
The Biden administration has officially rolled out a plan to cancel some student debt for certain individual borrowers. But that doesn't change the fact that the cost of college tuition is running at record-high levels. We look at why higher education is so expensive. Plus, get your Federal Reserve "bingo …
From the BBC World Service: Chinese officials are putting a total of $146 billion toward measures aimed at propping up an economy hit by severe drought, energy shortages and a strict zero-COVID strategy. Also, French President Macron is in Algeria for a trip aimed at repairing relations between the two …
The whistleblower complaint from a former Twitter security chief alleges that the social media platform doesn't know exactly how many fake accounts there are. That sounds a lot like one of Elon Musk's reasons for pulling out of a $44 billion deal to buy the company. But Erik Gordon, a …
Every August, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, becomes the center of the financial world for a few days as central bankers, academics and economists from around the world gather for a symposium. But how did this get to be such a big deal? A teachable moment and a history lesson for you …
From the BBC World Service: The U.S., which has already sent $10 billion to Ukraine, is expected to announce another $3 billion package, the largest so far. Charities of all shapes and sizes have been doing what they can on the ground, but recently giving has slowed. We caught up …
Markets saw their worst day yesterday since June with traders worried about potentially more interest rate increases to come from the Federal Reserve. We'll get a better idea of where the Fed is at when Chair Jerome Powell speaks Friday at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. Today, we spoke with …