David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. Marketplace is the most popular business program in the United States.  His reporting focuses on the future of the economy,  financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises. 

In the early 1990s, Brancaccio was Marketplace's European correspondent based in London, and he hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003.  He co-anchored the PBS television news magazine program NOW with journalist Bill Moyers from 2003 to 2005, before taking over as the program's solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012.  Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, the Cronkite, and the Emmy.

Brancaccio has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.  He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, and BBC World Service Television; his newspaper work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Britain's The Guardian.  Brancaccio is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money. His wife, Mary Brancaccio, is a poet and educator.  He grew up in Waterville, Maine, and also attended schools in Madagascar, Ghana, and Italy. His enjoys public speaking, bicycling and photography.

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Features by David Brancaccio

Summer blockbusters: Separating winners from losers

This past weekend, "Battleship" failed to meet expectations while" The Avengers" managed to keep raking in the cash.
Posted In: movies, hollywood, The Avengers

Student protests heat up in Quebec

In what's seen as the most intense student demonstrations in the history of Canada, students in Quebec have been protesting hikes in tuition since the winter. Now the government there is debating emergency legislation to temporarily close some universities and to levy penalties for protesting of as much as $35,000 for individuals, $125,000 for student organizations.
Posted In: students, Montreal, Education

Over half of U.S. babies born last year were non-white

In a development that is changing society as well as marketing, the Census Bureau says that for the first time, most babies born in the U.S. were not white. That's babies born last year. The general population is not expected to become mostly "minority" for about another 33 years.
Posted In: babies, birth, Hispanics

Dish Network clashes with TV execs

The best laid advertising plans could be thwarted by a new service from Dish Network -- the satellite TV operator -- that lets users skip commercials all together.
Posted In: dish network, tv, advertising

Greek citizens pulling money from banks

With a new general election on the way in Greece and the country's membership in the European Single Currency in the balance, people in Greece are trying to keep their bank accounts from losing value if ever the euro is dropped. Greece's central bank chief says depositors pulled about $900 million about of bank accounts Monday alone.
Posted In: Greece, banking, Greek debt

JC Penney stock falls after big quarterly loss

JC Penney stock is currency down percent after the company reported that customer traffic is down, sales are down, and the quarterly loss was bigger than expected. The company had hired Ron Johnson, the man behind Apple Stores, to make JC Penney more fashionable.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail

GM pulls out of Facebook advertising

Just days before Facebook stock trades publicly for the first time, General Motors is giving no official reason for the decision but published reports suggest the ads aren't having the impact GM hoped.
Posted In: Facebook, General Motors

Where the new Greek election leaves Europe

Prof. Matthias Mattjijs discusses how a new Greek election might affect the eurozone.
Posted In: Greece, Greek debt

Where we can find 0% unemployment in the U.S.

While the overall unemployment rate in the country exceeds 8 percent, some graduates in the right fields face an almost certain change of a job.
Posted In: Jobs, Education, college, Unemployment

Greece gambling with 'financial armageddon'

New elections in Greece could upend the promises the country made to cut budgets in return for bailout money, and lead to Greece leaving the eurozone. Journalist George Christides says the Greek people might not be aware of the consequences.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis

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