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: The low-cost carrier is starting flights between New York's JFK airport and London's Heathrow Airport, a busy route with some well-established competitors. So, why now? Plus, a row over a proposed media law in Poland limiting foreign ownership of media companies could topple the country's …
Jeffery Cleveland drops in to talk about the Monday jobs numbers, which show there are many more openings available than people on unemployment. We also have some details on President Biden's massive infrastructure plan, which is ready to be approved by the Senate. The BBC checks in regarding China's anti- …
Canada has re-opened its border to welcome its vaccinated United States neighbors to the south. However, the U.S. remains closed for now, even though visiting Canadians make up a significant portion of the tourists who come there. Oil prices hit a three-week low yesterday, but now they've climbed up. Also, …
From the BBC World Service: The requirement, which has seen weeks of protests in France, also covers travel on long-distance trains. Plus, a corporate takeover of British drug maker Vectura takes a rare turn. The company, which makes inhaled medicines and respiratory treatments, is subject of a quick-fire auction that …
The pandemic forced everyone to pause on a lot of live events and milestones, especially weddings. However, roughly 2.5 million weddings are scheduled to take place in 2022, which means practically every aspect of the wedding industry from venues to photographers are likely booked up. Julia Coronado discusses the markets, …
We take a quick look at where the bipartisan, trillion-dollar infrastructure bill stands at the moment. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, as it's called, carries some elements as it pertains to climate change. Speaking of climate change, the BBC checks in regarding the dire United Nations report that warns …
From the BBC World Service: Fresh Chinese data shows factory-gate prices in July were ahead of expectations. But there are concerns as the pace of imports and exports have both slowed and coronavirus infections have reached their highest level since January. Efforts to contain wildfires continue in several countries, including …
Some states in the U.S. have gone from trying to get outside tourists to visit to encouraging local residents to stay in or take short trips – which helps the local economy. We see how this is playing out in North Carolina. Chris Low is here to talk with us …
From the BBC World Service: Before going into restaurants, gyms, or theaters, Italy will now require proof of vaccination, negative coronavirus test, or recovery from the virus. Plus: India is running a trial for the e-RUPI. And, extreme weather wreaks havoc on southern Europe and North Korea.
The Senate is on tap to work this weekend in an effort to churn out the trillion-dollar, bipartisan infrastructure bill. Along with discussing more than a dozen amendments, one hurdle has emerged regarding a proposal to institute regulations on cryptocurrency transactions. Also, we check in on the electric vehicle playing …
President Biden is scheduled to sign an executive order setting a new goal to get more electric vehicles on the roads. The order calls for half of the cars sold in this country to be electrified by 2030. Diane Swonk drops in to talk about low layoff numbers and what …
The pandemic altered the concept of the school year, as many schools were forced to close and adapt an online path. One aspect of education that was hit hard? The school supply business. We hear from a small business owner preparing for the time classrooms start filling back up. We …
From the BBC World Service: Australia’s three largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, are all in lockdown as authorities work to tackle delta variant outbreaks and vaccine rollout lags behind many other developed countries. Some economists are pointing to the negative economic impact of repeated regional lockdowns. Plus, as Iran's …
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report from the New York attorney general. As a result, many officials, including President Biden, have called on Cuomo to resign. We take a look at the elements of reporting sexual harassment with employment law professor Marcia …
There's a new eviction ban after plenty of back-and-forth about whether or not the Biden administration had the authority to make it happen. The ban lasts until Oct. 3, with officials hoping it gives state and local governments time to figure out how to distribute billions of dollars in unused …
From the BBC World Service: One year after a port explosion in Lebanon's capital, economic problems continue to plague the nation in which half the population now lives in poverty. Plus: Three million COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Southeast Asia. And, new Barbie dolls honor women who have worked the front …
Months of negotiations have led to the California Child Care Providers union securing its first labor contract with the state. Next year, more than 40,000 family child care providers will see a raise in wages. We also discuss the markets with Lindsey Piegza of Stifel Financial. The self-storage industry is …
We spoke to the University of Chicago’s Evan Rose about research that targets systemic racial discrimination in hiring among large U.S. employers. We look over the various retailers and restaurants that are re-instituting mask requirements. Also, vehicle shortages are still plaguing the car rental industry.
From the BBC World Service: Shares of big online game makers including Tencent and NetEase fell more than 10% respectively after Chinese state media criticized the level of internet addiction among young people. Plus, farmers in eastern Kenya turn to sunflowers after neighbors banned exports of a popular cash crop. …
The United Kingdom has done away with the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Americans. One aspect of the U.K. that's hoping to benefit is the theater industry, which had been ravaged by the pandemic. Julla Coronado stops in to talk about the markets and employment figures. We also chat about …