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.

There's fresh data out on when and if the U.S. economy will see a recession — 72% of economists surveyed by the National Association of Business Economics believe we'll be in a recession a little less than a year. But all this recession talk weighs on Americans and their mental …
From the BBC World Service: Poland's Grupa Azoty is one of Europe's biggest fertilizer and chemical producers. It's now suspended fertilizer production and cut back further on manufacturing of other chemicals due to the high natural gas prices. Plus, Scotland's largest offshore wind farm is now generating electricity and will …
A federal relief program for farmers of color is facing changes with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. We delve into how the legislation strips out language referencing race, and what that means for farmers who have been waiting for the money. We talked to Julia Coronado, founder and …
The oil giant Chevron recently launched a news website geared toward the population of the Permian Basin in Texas, complete with local stories about puppies laid side by side with stories about the company. We talk to Molly Taft, who writes for Gizmodo, about what this site says about journalism …
From the BBC World Service: A rare cargo of liquified natural gas is arriving in England, and some of it could be piped to mainland Europe. Many European countries are struggling to find a solution to an energy crisis after Russia cut gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline …
Data this week seem to indicate that the white-hot housing market is finally cooling down. We dive into what could be causing the chilling effect, including rising interest rates and still-sky-high prices for homes. And, we speak to FHN Financial chief economist Christopher Low about the latest buzz with the …
It’s been a hot summer in much of the country so far, and the number of extremely hot days is expected to rise because of climate change. We look into how heat affects worker productivity, especially for people who work outside. The Big Ten collegiate sports conference closed in on …
From the BBC World Service: After two years of regulatory crackdown, why has there been such a stark and sudden change in tone toward the Chinese tech sector? Plus, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has rebuffed an aid plan from South Korea calling it "the height …
First, we check in with KPMG's Diane Swonk about some signs that hiring is strong. A federal judge in Ohio has ordered CVS, Walgreens and Walmart to pay $650 million dollars in damages to two counties that sued over the dispensing of opioid painkillers in their communities. The BBC reports …
But first, it appears meme stocks are back. We look into whether or not that actually helps companies. Then, we talk about fun and risk with a lawyer who has built a class around the chronicled perils of a defunct and notorious amusement park.
From the BBC World Service: Leaders from the United Nations, Turkey and Ukraine are meeting in Lviv to work out how to deal with a backlog of grain exports from Ukraine. Plus, Washington has announced its will begin talks with Taiwan on a new trade and investment deal, turning up …
First, retail data for July has emerged from the Commerce Department. The downturn in new home construction offers a peek into the state of the housing market. The BBC reports on food prices and the pressure they bring to Peru and Nigeria.
Later this year, it'll be possible to acquire hearing aids without a prescription. We attempt to read the tea leaves on retail data and consumer behavior. The BBC reports on how Cuba will allow foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since 1959.
From the BBC World Service: Residential areas in China's southwestern Sichuan province have been told to limit the amount of electricity they're using. Plus, Cuba will allow foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since the 1959 Communist revolution. And, what price pressures mean for …
First, we take the economy's pulse with the help of MetLife's Drew Matus. States that rely on the Colorado River are struggling with the logistics of conservation as a government deadline has come and gone. China correspondent Jennifer Pak discusses the job environment for the nation's young people.
The soon-to-be signed Inflation Reduction Act includes a variety of health care provisions, including allowing Medicare to negotiate over prescription drug prices. There appear to be questions on a vaccine plan against COVID variants. We check in with the BBC's Victoria Craig regarding her chat with the former governor of …
From the BBC World Service: William Ruto wants to unite his country after a narrow election victory. More than half the election commission's members have rejected the outcome and the result could be subject to a legal challenge. Plus, a year on from the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, we hear …
Gas prices have dropped, but that hasn't led to the big bump in consumer sentiment some might have expected. We check in on the minutes from the Fed's July policy meeting. The BBC checks in on Afghanistan one year after the Taliban's seizing of control. It appears colleges still have …
First, we peek ahead to some big retail data coming out this week. The People's Bank of China makes a surprising move. Felicia Wong of the Roosevelt Institute discusses what could be next for the Democrats following a number of agenda victories.
From the BBC World Service: The People's Bank of China cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year, in a surprise move after data showed slower than expected economic growth in July. Plus, South Korea promises aid to North Korea if the country stops developing nuclear weapons. …