“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.
Most economists went to bed last night thinking Japan's economy was growing. But there's news today that not only did it not grow, it shrunk to the point that Japan's now in recession. More on that. And what's called the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect opens for business today. It's a link between the two stock exchanges that means—for the first time—investors of each market will have access to the other. Here's the thing: this gives international investors a way to invest in mainland China without a lot of fuss. Plus, the Pew Research Center has a report out this month with data showing that many of us feel anxious when managing personal information online. There's a burgeoning industry that attempts to help us with this, but how much can be done?…read more