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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. 

    Peeking beyond the lower-than-expected job growth numbers

    Peeking beyond the lower-than-expected job growth numbers

    The labor department’s job growth numbers came in at less than half of what forecasters projected, at 220,000. On the surface, that looks disappointing, but Christopher Low helps outline why it might not be quite that simple during our economic discussion. We look at how the omicron variant could determine whether or not the ski industry faces and uphill or downhill battle. The hurricane season of 2021 comes to a close, and a look back shows how historically expensive it has been.

    • 7 min
    Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi bids farewell to the NYSE

    Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi bids farewell to the NYSE

    From the BBC World Service: Under pressure from Beijing, the company will move its shares to Hong Kong. Plus, trains have started to run on a new line between Laos and China. But can one of Asia’s poorest countries afford the cost of Chinese financing? And, a group of World Trade Organization member nations agree to a deal to slash red tape and substantially cut trade costs.

    • 9 min
    Let’s take a swing at understanding the MLB lockout

    Let’s take a swing at understanding the MLB lockout

    We can do that with the help of Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports, who explains why the owners have locked out the players and what kind of potential far-reaching impact the lockout (not a strike) could have on the game of baseball as a whole. The Senate has evaded a government shutdown with the passing of a stopgap spending bill that serves as only a temporary solution.

    • 8 min
    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

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