“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.
Today is the first day of health insurance coverage for people who have signed up for Obamacare. More than two million people are now covered by insurance, and millions more by Medicaid. Also, the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force twenty years ago today. NAFTA created the world's largest free trade zone, and a lot of controversy. Then-President Bill Clinton promised more jobs, while folks like billionaire businessman Ross Perot warned NAFTA would push jobs south.…read more