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The economy is changing so fast. It’s hard to keep up. Get the latest on what’s happening in the economy right now with three-times-a day briefings from Marketplace. More than just the numbers, Marketplace brings you highlights from the most important stories about money, business and the economy. Have a minute? We’ll get you what you need. Get the Marketplace Minute, now.

Episode Date
Stocks Close Up
104
Stocks, Tariffs, Jobs, USPS
Aug 07, 2020
U.S. gains 1.8 million jobs in July
104
Pace of hiring slowed last month; study says millions of Americans at risk of losing homes; Pfizer, Gilead to jointly manufacture remdesivir 
Aug 07, 2020
Small Business relief ends Saturday
104
PPP deadline approaching; pandemic relief talks make little progress; Chinese exports grow 
Aug 07, 2020
Stocks Close Up
100
Stocks, NRA, Unemployment, A Decline in Household Debt
Aug 06, 2020
Jobless claims down slightly, still historic levels
104
Jobless claims remained above 1 million; MetLife projects 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; ViacomCBS gains streaming subscribers
Aug 06, 2020
Pandemic relief talks make little new progress
105
White House threatens executive action if talks fail; Republican Senators back more airline aid; Toyota global sales cut in half
Aug 06, 2020
Stocks Close Up
103
Stocks, Gold, Wayfair, Checkpoints
Aug 05, 2020
U.S. trade deficit shrinks
104
U.S. trade deficit declines 7.5% in June; private payroll growth slows; Johnson & Johnson strikes COVID-19 vaccine deal
Aug 05, 2020
More progress in coronavirus relief talks
104
Negotiators aim for a deal on coronavirus relief by end of week; gold hits new record; U.S. reportedly seeks billions from opioid maker Purdue Pharma
Aug 05, 2020
Stocks Close Up
105
Stocks, Kodak, National Parks, Booking.com 
Aug 04, 2020
Factory orders rise in June
105
Factory orders were up 6.2% in June; E.U. regulators probe Google-FitBit deal; Clorox Wipes in short supply; Radio City Christmas show canceled
Aug 04, 2020
Minor progress in relief bill negotiations
104
Impasse remains over extending $600-per-week benefits; BP shares rise on future plans; FAA calls for Boeing 737 Max design changes
Aug 04, 2020
Stocks Close Up
105
Stocks, Manufacturing Numbers, ADT and Google and Tyson CEO.
Aug 03, 2020
Dallas Fed president weighs in on unemployment aid
105
Robert Kaplan says $600 a week helped economy; manufacturing, construction spending grow; Google buys stake in ADT
Aug 03, 2020
No deal yet on more pandemic aid
104
White House, Democrats at odds over unemployment aid; Lord & Taylor, Men’s Wearhouse file for bankruptcy; Microsoft in talks for TikTok
Aug 03, 2020
Consumer spending rises in June
105
Savings rate dips but remains high; stocks close up
Jul 31, 2020
Consumer spending on the mend
105
Consumer spending rebounds in June; wage growth slows; U.S. awards $2.1 billion for a potential COVID-19 vaccine 
Jul 31, 2020
Big Tech reports big profits
104
Amazon, Apple and Facebook post sales growth; Twitter says hackers called employees; Australia demands Google, Facebook pay for news
Jul 31, 2020
Stocks closed mixed after GDP drop
104
Consumer spending drove growth numbers; Procter & Gamble sees gains
Jul 30, 2020
GDP contracts by a historic 32.9%
105
Second-quarter U.S. GDP dropped at an unprecedented rate; Initial jobless claims at 1.4 million; Comcast posts broadband gains
Jul 30, 2020
Historic economic contraction forecast
104
U.S. GDP expected to drop by one-third in second quarter; Airbus cuts production; Shopify and Samsung see growth
Jul 30, 2020
Fed chair says politicians need to act
104
Stocks close up; Fed leaves rates unchanged; GM posts loss
Jul 29, 2020
Boeing slashing production
104
Boeing lost $2.4 billion last quarter; GM losses top $800 million; Amazon’s Bezos makes first congressional appearance
Jul 29, 2020
Tech CEOs to testify before Congress
105
Big Tech CEOs to appear at an antitrust hearing; SBA inspector general warns of potential fraud; Universal, AMC reach deal on releasing films
Jul 29, 2020
Consumers are getting gloomier
104
Stocks fall; Fed expands relief programs; Harley-Davidson reports loss
Jul 28, 2020
Consumer confidence declines
104
Consumer confidence weakened in July; corporate earnings show losses; global air travel forecast darkens
Jul 28, 2020
Lawmakers negotiate next pandemic relief
104
Democrats criticize GOP plan; two Republicans oppose Trump’s Fed nominee; Fed officials meet 
Jul 28, 2020
Google says work from home for another year
103
Stocks close higher; gold prices rise
Jul 27, 2020
U.S. starts first large-scale vaccine test
104
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is first to enter final trials; durable goods orders rise in June; Facebook delays earnings for congressional hearing
Jul 27, 2020
GOP to unveil aid plan
104
GOP leaders to unveil latest pandemic aid plan; Gold prices hit record high; Banking regulator eases hiring rules
Jul 27, 2020
New home sales jump
104
Stocks end the week down; American Express sees less business travel
Jul 24, 2020
New home sales hit the roof in June
105
New home sales are up almost 14% from May; American Express profits take a big hit; Disney cancels the planned August release of the movie Mulan. 
Jul 24, 2020
China orders U.S. to close consulate
104
China says Washington has 72 hours to close its consulate in Chengdu; coronavirus relief bill delayed; Intel reports earnings.
Jul 24, 2020
Jobless claims rise
102
Uptick ends a months-long streak of declines; stocks fall
Jul 23, 2020
Initial jobless claims are up again
104
Another 1.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits for the first time; Republicans appear to have a relief package deal; Twitter revenue falls.
Jul 23, 2020
We could see another coronavirus relief bill today
104
Senate Republicans could unveil their latest coronavirus relief package as soon as today; and the former chief executive of Wirecard is arrested again.
Jul 23, 2020
Housing is the economy’s bright spot
103
Existing home sales rise in June; stocks close mixed; Tesla reports profit
Jul 22, 2020
U.S. to buy 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
103
The federal government agrees to buy 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine later this year; China vows retaliation for the closure of its Houston consulate; existing home sales shot up last month.
Jul 22, 2020
U.S. accuses Chinese hackers of spying on American companies
104
The Justice Department says two Chinese hackers stole trade secrets and intellectual property; the Senate Banking Committee approves controversial Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton; Microsoft reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings
Jul 22, 2020
Congress and the White House meet on relief aid
102
Coca-Cola revenue falls; Walmart will close on Thanksgiving
Jul 21, 2020
Florida teachers sue over school re-openings
105
The teachers say it’s not safe to reopen Florida schools now; LinkedIn lays off employees; Coca-Cola earnings fall.
Jul 21, 2020
Discussions today on a new coronavirus relief bill
105
Trump administration officials scheduled to meet today with congressional Democrats; the EU agrees on a new coronavirus aid package; eBay acquires part of a Norwegian company.
Jul 21, 2020
Chevron buys Noble Energy
104
Stocks rise; oil deal is first since pandemic started; egg demand jumps
Jul 20, 2020
Senate rolling out another coronavirus relief bill
105
Senate Republicans are expected to roll out another coronavirus relief package this week; workers in more than 25 U.S. cities are expected to participate in a “Strike for Black Lives” today; Halliburton reports second-quarter earnings.
Jul 20, 2020
Congress debates more coronavirus aid
104
The big question: will Congress renew the $600-per-week unemployment subsidy?
Jul 20, 2020
Home construction rises in June
103
Stocks close mixed; consumer sentiment falls
Jul 17, 2020
New home construction accelerates
104
Housing starts jump 17.3% in June; consumer sentiment sours; L.L. Bean branches out
Jul 17, 2020
Netflix reports pandemic growth
104
Netflix added 10 million subscribers; British Airways retires iconic 747s; United reaches furlough deal with pilots
Jul 17, 2020
Retail sales jump...but will it last?
59
Stocks close down; mortgage rates fall to historic lows
Jul 16, 2020
Retail sales rose in June
105
7.5% increase in retail sales; 1.3 million new jobless claims; Bank of America profits plunge
Jul 16, 2020
Chinese economy enters recovery
104
Chinese economy grew 3.2%; American Airlines sends furlough notices; unemployed Americans spent more, study finds
Jul 16, 2020
Manufacturing jumps in June
102
Apple wins EU court case, auto manufacturing picks up, Walmart mandates mask wearing.
Jul 15, 2020
A big ruling in favor of Apple
105
Apple wins big in European court; OPEC considers oil supply increases; NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming service launches
Jul 15, 2020
Investors optimistic over vaccine trial result
104
Optimism over vaccine trial fuels stocks; policymakers cautious about economic outlook; Trump to ease environmental rules for infrastructure regulations.
Jul 15, 2020
Big banks are worried about the future
104
Stocks close up; banks set aside loan loss reserves; prices rise
Jul 14, 2020
Banks report pandemic effects
105
Three major banks set aside $25 billion for potential defaults; retail prices increase in June; Delta scales back flights.
Jul 14, 2020
Record 5.4 million Americans are newly uninsured
104
Record job losses have led to record health insurance loss; U.K. authorities to reject Chinese 5G provider; “smart” grocery carts are coming.
Jul 14, 2020
Budget deficit balloons in June
105
Stocks rise on Monday; Tesla could join the S&P 500
Jul 13, 2020
U.S., China engage in tit-for-tat sanctions
105
China sanctions U.S. senators, congressman; U.S. fast-tracks two more COVID-19 vaccine candidates; PepsiCo reports strong earnings.
Jul 13, 2020
Corporate earnings to show pandemic impact
104
A host of earnings and economic data to come; oil supply cuts to ease; Bill Gates’ vaccine warning.
Jul 13, 2020
A strong week for Wall Street
104
Stocks rally . . . COVID-19 cases soar . . . and producer prices fall on weak consumer demand. 
Jul 10, 2020
Producer prices weaken in June
105
Producer prices unexpectedly fall; Twitter’s Dorsey funds universal income experiment; oil demand weakens.
Jul 10, 2020
Biden unveils “Buy American” economic plan
104
Biden’s economic recovery plan emphasizes manufacturing, tech; global oil industry recovering slowly; Disney World reopens.
Jul 10, 2020
New jobless claims top 1 million for 16th week
104
A mixed day for stocks; federal pandemic payments may be extended; and United warns of furloughs in the fall
Jul 09, 2020
1.3 million unemployment claims
105
New unemployment claims remain high; United Airlines prepares job cuts; Wells Fargo donates to small businesses.
Jul 09, 2020
United Airlines prepares job cuts
104
United sends furlough notices; Fed chiefs warn of economic stall; Musk forecasts autonomous cars. 
Jul 09, 2020
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
102
Storied chain has faced declining suit sales and the COVID-19 pandemic; stocks close up
Jul 08, 2020
Supreme Court upholds birth control religious exemption
105
Supreme Court rules employers can deny birth control coverage on religious and moral grounds; report says Facebook has not done enough to protect users; Londoners get Uber Boat.
Jul 08, 2020
Global unemployment takes big hit
104
Report suggests grim jobs outlook; profits for COVID-19 disinformation sites; Facebook meeting disappoints boycott organizers
Jul 08, 2020
Stocks drop Tuesday
105
Job openings increase in May; all 50 states see declines in Q1 GDP
Jul 07, 2020
U.S. strikes new deals for potential COVID-19 vaccine
105
U.S. government is backing two potential vaccines; more airlines file to get rescue loans; economists call for more cash payments.
Jul 07, 2020
Biggest PPP loan recipients revealed
104
Some aid recipients were well-connected; McConnell signals another relief bill coming.
Jul 07, 2020
Stocks rise as service sector grows
104
Service-sector index increases in June; corporate borrowing falls; Treasury releases PPP data
Jul 06, 2020
Uber gets takeout
104
Uber-Postmates deal worth $2.6 billion; services sector sees growth; global investors signal optimism. 
Jul 06, 2020
Buffett bets big on natural gas
104
A $10 billion natural gas deal; Ford sells more SUVs in China; global markets rally on optimism.
Jul 06, 2020
Stocks close higher on jobs numbers
105
Unemployment ticks down; trade deficit widens
Jul 02, 2020
June added 4.8 million jobs
105
Record job growth in June; Tesla beats sales expectations; airlines get rescue loans.
Jul 02, 2020
June jobs report due
104
Record job growth expected in June; Fed considering interest rate assurances; tech CEOs heading to Congress.
Jul 02, 2020
Big automakers report second quarter sales
103
Automakers report over 30 percent sales drops in Q2; private sector employment increases; trucking giant gets a bailout
Jul 01, 2020
Promising early vaccine trial results
105
Pfizer vaccine trial shows promising results; private employment improves in June; grim global tourism forecast.
Jul 01, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program deadline passes
104
PPP loans deadline passes; Facebook ad boycott starts; the USMCA takes effect.
Jul 01, 2020
Stocks rise in the second quarter
105
Stocks close higher, Netflix moves cash to Black-owned banks
Jun 30, 2020
Consumer confidence improves
105
U.S. consumers were less pessimistic in June; Shell will write off up to $22 billion; tax filing deadline remains July 15.
Jun 30, 2020
IRS: No more deadline extensions
104
Tax filing deadline remains July 15; Boeing Max orders canceled; Fed chair to testify in Congress.
Jun 30, 2020
Supreme Court rules on CFPB’s independence
105
Stocks close up; record jump in pending home sales; drug maker Gilead reveals cost of potential COVID-19 treatment.
Jun 29, 2020
Remdesivir, to treat COVID-19, will cost thousands
105
Drug maker Gilead reveals cost of potential COVID-19 treatment;  Boeing’s 737 Max starts test flights; record jump in pending home sales.
Jun 29, 2020
Boeing’s 737 Max takes off
104
Test flights begin for Boeing’s embattled plane; Facebook ad boycott may go global; Fracking pioneer files for bankruptcy
Jun 29, 2020
Consumer spending rises up, but for how long?
104
Unemployment benefits set to expire in July; Unilever drops ads from Facebook and Twitter
Jun 26, 2020
U.S. consumer spending up, incomes down
104
Americans made less, spent more in May; American Airlines to sell more seats on planes; Microsoft closing stores.
Jun 26, 2020
Airline CEOs head to the White House
104
Airline CEOs meet with VP Pence; Wirecard a “sophisticated fraud”; Verizon joins Facebook boycott.
Jun 26, 2020
Banks pass COVID-era stress test
104
Unemployment claims above expectations; Chuck E. Cheese parent files for bankruptcy
Jun 25, 2020
1.48 million new jobless claims
105
Unemployment claims above expectations; Disneyland opening delayed; more pandemic pain in oil and retail.
Jun 25, 2020
Bayer’s massive settlement over the weedkiller Roundup
104
Roundup maker reaches over $10 billion settlement; Wirecard files for insolvency; Canada loses triple-A rating.
Jun 25, 2020
The IMF predicts the global economy will shrink by 5% this year
105
Jun 24, 2020
Grim global economic forecast
104
IMF: global economy will decline 4.9%; U.S. home prices rise; Facebook ad boycott grows
Jun 24, 2020
Walmart lowers Mississippi flag
104
Walmart lowers flag with Confederate symbol; Facebook boycott grows; investors worry over coronavirus surges.
Jun 24, 2020
Stocks climb on positive economic news
105
New home sales rise; business activity picks up; Wirecard CEO arrested.
Jun 23, 2020
Stocks buoyed by lack of bad news
104
Nasdaq hits intraday record; China trade deal still on; Wirecard CEO bail set; new home sales improve.
Jun 23, 2020
Former Wirecard CEO detained
105
German payments firm CEO is arrested; Trump says China deal safe; Big business criticizes immigration suspension
Jun 23, 2020
The Supreme Court declines steel tariffs challenge
104
Apple announces its own in-house processors; existing home sales fall for the third straight month
Jun 22, 2020
Elon Musk declares ‘battery day’
104
Supreme Court declines steel tariffs challenge; American Airlines raises new cash; Tesla plans battery announcement 
Jun 22, 2020
American Airlines seeks more cash
104
Jun 22, 2020
Apple shuts stores again; markets close lower
105
Another Covid-19 vaccine enters human trials; Companies honor Juneteenth.
Jun 19, 2020
CEO resigns over missing billions
104
Wirecard’s financial scandal deepens; Another Covid-19 vaccine enters human trials; Companies honor Juneteenth.
Jun 19, 2020
Morning Brief 06/19/20
105
Jun 19, 2020
Closing Bell 061820
105
Jun 18, 2020
Mid-day Brief 061820
105
Jun 18, 2020
Official Trailer: The Marketplace Minute
58
Host Justin Ho walks us through what to expect on The Marketplace Minute. Keep up with what’s happening in the economy right now. Get the most important stories about money, business and the economy three times daily, delivered only the way Marketplace can.
May 20, 2020