Marketplace Morning ReportAuthor: Marketplace
27 Feb 2021

Marketplace Morning Report

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Get up to speed on the daily news first thing in the morning with Marketplace Morning Report. Hosted by David Brancaccio, Marketplace Morning Report keeps you informed on what you may have missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London. In less than ten minutes, you can start off your day with a recap of the top economic and business headlines with our daily news show and podcast. David Brancaccio brings you key news updates and economic happenings in real time throughout the morning. Catch Marketplace Morning Report live every Monday through Friday to get the latest news on the markets, money, jobs and innovation.

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    Biden expands federal unemployment aid eligibility

    There’s some fine print that could help people with job trouble during the pandemic. Plus, the latest readings on consumer spending, household incomes and inflation. Also, subsidies for lower-income Americans to get better internet access. And, with Democrats ascendant in Washington, could there be some national deregulation of marijuana?


  • Posted on 26 Feb 2021

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    Selling Amazon rainforest illegally on Facebook Marketplace

    From the BBC World Service: Hundreds of people are offering land stolen from indigenous communities. Some sellers admit they don’t even have proof of ownership documents. Plus, worries about higher inflation and interest rates have driven down stock markets worldwide. And, are gadgets the best way to get a good night’s sleep?


  • Posted on 26 Feb 2021

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    Is it wrong to miss a store?

    What these disappearing features of the American landscape mean to us. And, Texas weather may be back in the mid-70s, but the people there are still dealing with effects of the deep freeze, including interruptions at grocery stores.


  • Posted on 26 Feb 2021

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    What if you could test for COVID at home for $5?

    Other countries have wider access to cheap, easy, at-home COVID tests. Will more people in the U.S. see that soon? Plus, the state of unemployment claims in the U.S. after the winter storms last week. And, Biden’s stamp on the United States Postal Service.


  • Posted on 25 Feb 2021

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    China claims it’s eliminated extreme rural poverty

    From the BBC World Service: State media credited President Xi Jinping’s leadership with lifting nearly 100 million people from absolute destitution. But, there has been some debate over how to define “extreme poverty.” Also, competition is heating up in China’s budget electric car market. And, India probes dozens of money lending apps.


  • Posted on 25 Feb 2021

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