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 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 …
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 …