“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.
As you've been hearing, come January, Republicans will control both houses of Congress, with a new slim majority in the Senate and the largest majority in the House since the Harry Truman administration. Republicans will not have the numbers on their own to override Presidential vetos, so sweeping legislative changes are unlikely in the next two years. But the new Congress and the White House might find common ground in a key area that could affect businesses and the labor market. More on that. And though they’re in a lame duck session, there are still some economic priorities Congress must address before the year is out, most notably in coming up with a way to keep the government funded past December 12. Plus, Disney's Mickey Mouse takes issue with the "mouse head" logo of a Canadian techno DJ. We look at the intellectual property battle headed to court.…read more