Marketplace Morning Report - First Edition with David Brancaccio

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Most Recent Episodes

02/24/2017: Political activism in Hollywood

We'll explore why Chinese President Xi Jinping has plans to move new people into power on his economic team. Afterwards, a look at why stock car racing is struggling and how celebrities choose the political causes they're involved in.

02/23/17: A state of crisis

Members of Trump's cabinet are in Mexico for talks, but can they smooth over a tense relationship between the country and the U.S.? We'll look at what's at stake during the visit. Afterwards, we'll dive into how Brexit will affect banking and then explore the job losses that southern Illinois coal towns are experiencing.

02/22/17: Is it better if your boss is an extrovert, or an introvert?

Mayors around the country plan to warn their cities about what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. We'll explore the financial consequences of a potential end to Obamacare, and then look at why amusement parks may have a harder time hiring workers this year. Plus: A look at the connection that exists between personality type and management style.

02/22/17: Is it better if your boss is an extrovert, or an introvert?

02/21/17: Revealing salary history will be history in Philadelphia

About 20 million people are at risk of starvation within the next six months. We'll look at the four different food crises that are all happening at once. Next, we'll look at Home Depot's earnings growth, despite a lack of new stores, and a Philadelphia law that prevents companies from asking job applicants about past salaries.

02/20/17: The massive food and soap marriage that never was

Unilever has turned down Kraft Heinz's $143 billion proposal, a move that lowered its stock. What went wrong? Next, we'll look at a pilot program that will allow some food stamp users to purchase groceries online, and then explore the market for locally produced comics in Africa.

02/17/17: From college dorm room to fancy kitchen

This morning we're looking at why the head of Samsung has been embroiled in a corruption scandal and news that the biggest pension fund in the U.S., CalPERS, is protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus: A conversation with chef Nancy Silverton about why she wanted to enter the profession and her initial reservations about doing the Netflix series "Chef's Table."

02/16/17: Who'll be our next Labor Secretary?

Workers in regions like D.C. and New Jersey are protesting as part of "A Day Without Immigrants," an event aimed at highlighting the importance of immigration's role in society. We'll take a look at how the strike will affect businesses. Next, we'll explore the resistance against Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, who's now resigned, and who the president's next choice might be. Finally, we'll hear from Marketplace's Molly Wood about what she learned at the annual RSA digital security conference.

02/15/17: The role of 'doctor' is changing

We're looking at what a border-adjustment tax could mean for retailers; the United States' push for NATO members to spend more on defense; and the new responsibilities that come with being a physician.

02/14/17: The aftermath of Ferguson

India now rivals China for worst airborne pollution. BBC Reporter Rahul Tandon joins us to discuss if politicians are doing anything to address the issue. Next, we'll look at Ferguson's changing economy following the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot dead by a white police officer.

02/13/17: What'll happen to regulations in the financial industry?

With the Senate scheduled to vote on Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, we'll take a look at what the president's pick could mean for the American economy. Next, Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell shares a way to compromise on the post-financial crisis reform law, Dodd-Frank. Finally, we'll discuss the results of an OPEC reduction in oil production.

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