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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. 

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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. 

    A look at Biden’s winter plan for COVID

    A look at Biden’s winter plan for COVID

    Parts of the president’s plan include the reimbursement of costs for at-home COVID tests and booster vaccinations, along with the establishment of family vaccination clinics. Diane Swonk references “Groundhog Day” during our standing markets discussion as everyone struggles to determine what omicron’s impact could actually be on the economy. There are concerns as to what hedge fund ownership could mean for many local news outlets. Grocery chain Kroger is squaring off against Publix in Florida by utilizing a delivery-only approach.

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    • 9 min
    To pause or not pause oil production? What will OPEC do?

    To pause or not pause oil production? What will OPEC do?

    From the BBC World Service: There are several options on the table for the OPEC oil-producing countries and their allies in order to help lower prices, but the omicron variant has added further uncertainty around global demand trends. Plus, why the Asian ride-hailing giant Grab is making its debut on the Nasdaq. And, Turkey’s President Erdogan abruptly replaced the country’s finance minister.

    • 10 min
    Major League Baseball’s labor woes lead to a lockout

    Major League Baseball’s labor woes lead to a lockout

    We lead off with baseball news. Major League Baseball entered its first work stoppage in more than 25 years after the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the players expired at the stroke of midnight. All player activity as it relates to their teams has been stopped. As many people are making the decision to quit their jobs during this era of the pandemic, we hear about the experience of a stay-at-home dad who left behind his job as a teacher. 

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    • 8 min
    Omicron sparks talk of tighter COVID testing for international travelers

    Omicron sparks talk of tighter COVID testing for international travelers

    Authorities are considering stricter COVID testing requirements for international travelers coming into the U.S. in an effort to curb the impact of the omicron variant. There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but plenty of ideas are on the table. Susan Schmidt discusses how the combined forces of omicron concerns and inflation are sweeping through the markets. We also check in on the thriving status of buy now pay later services like Afterpay.

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    • 7 min
    Fed chair Powell testifies that inflation could roll into 2022

    Fed chair Powell testifies that inflation could roll into 2022

    Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are slated to testify again before the Senate Banking Committee after speaking with it on Tuesday. In addition to Powell’s remarks, Yellen offered a warning about raising the nation’s debt ceiling. We hear from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who spoke at length to Kimberly Adams for Marketplace Tech. Federal money could be offer some aid to parts of the ailing construction industry.

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    • 8 min
    COVID-19 vaccines a key to next year’s economic recovery, says the OECD

    COVID-19 vaccines a key to next year’s economic recovery, says the OECD

    From the BBC World Service: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says increasing vaccine access must be a priority to help tackle the health crisis and alleviate bottlenecks at ports, factories and borders by allowing them to re-open. And, is the EU’s new “Global Gateway” strategy designed to rival China’s global influence?

    • 10 min

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