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.

Christopher Low measures market activity with us. A wrinkle in the ongoing saga of gas prices: The price of crude is rising. The BBC looks in on how new COVID restrictions in the East have affected local lives as well as the global supply chain.
People are still leaving jobs to find new ones at record level, and data shows that it's generally working out for them. Speaking of records, the demand for vinyl remains high, so we talk to someone at a record-pressing plant to get a sense of how the industry is adapting …
How do you advertise things that either might not be available or just cost too much now? That's the question for brands everywhere as they wrestle with a constantly locked supply chain and rising inflation. For some insight into this, we talked to Jeanine Poggi, editor at Ad Age. President …
We look into how the pandemic has altered the way businesses function going forward, especially when it comes to dealing with the possibility of sick staff members or another shutdown as cases surge in some parts of the country. The truck traffic jam along the Mexican border in Texas is …
From the BBC World Service: Chinese companies warn of the impact Shanghai's lockdown will have on the wider supply chain and economy. Plus, why Emirates is still taking passengers and cargo to Russia. And, a visit to São Tomé, just off Africa's west coast: The continent's smallest economy that packs …
Tesla and SpaceX leader Elon Musk is offering to take the social media company private in a takeover bid valued at about $43 billion dollars. He's already Twitter's largest shareholder, having purchased 9% of the company's shares. We speak to senior economics contributor Chris Farrell about the Securing a Strong …
From the BBC World Service: While inflation in Eurozone countries reached a record annual high of 7.5% in March, economists don't expect an interest rate increase from the ECB. We hear why. And, new checks at the U.S.-Mexico border are causing outrage and long delays for truckers.
One of the takeaways from the 2019 college admissions scandal is the enormous cultural weight placed on college prestige. Does going to a more prestigious school really make a difference your life? It depends, says Ron Lieber, author of “The Price You Pay for College” and The New York Times’ …
We check in with an Atlanta muralist to kick off a story of how visual artists are finding ways to utilize NFTs as a way to not only connect with their followers, but also rethink the value of their work. While NFTs are a pathway to another dimension of possibilities …
Rising interest rates and an influx of stashed cash built up over the pandemic era could have banks more willing to push loans to people and businesses. Consumer prices hit a 40-year high in March, and hints at what April could bring might come in the form of the coming …
From the BBC World Service: Significant price rises across Europe and the impact of the war in Ukraine are likely to be on the agenda when European Central Bank policymakers meet this week. Plus, Britain's Prime Minister and Chief Finance Minister reject calls to resign after being fined for breaking …
Consumer prices are up 8.5% compared to a year ago. That’s a four-decade high, according to the government’s latest reading of inflation: the consumer price index. It’s the first report fully accounting for higher gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. David Kelly offers up some perspective on market activity …
Small business owners’ optimism about the economy fell in March, according to a new survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. It found that small businesses are continuing to grapple with staffing shortages, supply chain disruptions and higher costs. Politicians have asked Big Oil to use its profits to …
From the BBC World Service: The U.S. orders non-emergency staff to leave its consulate in Shanghai as COVID-19 infection rates rise and lockdown measures continue. Plus, Sri Lanka is suffering its worst economic crisis in more than seven decades. Now, the central bank has prioritized essential imports over foreign debt …
The yield on the 10-year treasury note has been moving up in the past month and approaching pre-pandemic levels. What does this mean? Investors want a higher payoff for putting their money in bonds. Julia Coronado helps us get a read on why this is happening. It turns out that …
Though the prospect of Europe banning Russian oil seems far away, the executive office of the European Union is drafting proposals for an embargo to be part of the next wave of sanctions on Russia. Back in the U.S., a survey finds that even though workers are in an age …
A vote to elect a new leader is underway in Pakistan's parliament. Imran Khan was ousted in a long-awaited no-confidence vote over the weekend. The BBC's Farhat Javed is watching that vote from the capital, Islamabad. Back in the U.S.: Twitter shares are down 4.3% ahead of the opening bell …
We invited you, valued listeners, to share your suggestions for what music we should include in our shows. You know, the bits of songs that we run as bridges or grace notes. (They're not random, they're curated by our experienced team!) Anyway, our invitation for submissions sure did get a …
Walmart has announced it's raising the starting salaries for its long-haul truck drivers to as much as $110,000 per year. This comes amid ongoing supply chain problems, a strong labor market, and a shortage of truckers in the U.S. Walmart had already been an industry leader in paying its drivers, …
The House and Senate have passed legislation to strip Russia and Belarus of their "most favored nation" trade status. Congress has also affirmed President Biden's order banning U.S. imports of Russian crude oil and related products. It's now headed to the White House for Biden's final signature. What do these …