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Marketplace Morning Report

Sabri Ben-Achour

Correspondent & Host

SHORT BIO

My job is to do what I can to help all of us understand the economic forces that shape our lives and our world.

What was your first job?

I was a waiter!

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

It can be hard to break down complex topics quickly and fairly.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A chemist or a geneticist, I think.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Playing with giant horseshoe crabs under the moonlight as they swam ashore to spawn. (It was for a story on how their blood is used in the medical industry).

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My plants. I water them when I'm stressed. They get a lot of water.

Latest Stories from Sabri (52)

Trade showdown

Trump's "Christmas gift" to consumers and businesses: Walking back tariff threats

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 13, 2019
Video games won't be any more expensive for the holidays. Vanadium chloride, however, will.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House in 2018 in Washington, DC., where he announced some of the first tariffs in what would become the trade war with China.
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Hong Kong's future is uncertain, its economy strained

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 12, 2019
Protesters swarm its airport, canceling most flights to one of the busiest hubs in the world.
Protesters occupy the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration Monday.
Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Who's planting? Who's not? Who wants to know?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 12, 2019
Getting a grasp on acreage planted by farmers was harder this year because of bad weather.
A farmer walks through his soy fields in 2018, in Harvard, Illinois.
Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images)

Kraft Heinz loses millions in "goodwill." What does that mean?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 8, 2019
In the corporate sense, “goodwill” is a certain je ne sais quoi — those hard-to-pin down assets above and beyond what is more easily identifiable.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Disney's killing it — at the box office and the stock market

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 5, 2019
The company's stock is up 40% since the beginning of the year.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits Fox Business Network's "Markets Now" in 2013 in New York City.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Why aren't businesses investing more in the future?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 1, 2019
Market turmoil trade tensions ... there’s a lot that’s been worrying businesses so far this year.
Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

The first rate cut in over 10 years: what a difference a decade makes

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 31, 2019
A global economic meltdown caused the last rate cuts. Today, the economy is far from that point.
Newspapers at a newsstand on Sept. 16, 2008, in New York City, at the height of the Great Recession.
Mario Tama/Getty Images
Trade showdown

In the U.S., China's economic slowdown starts to bite

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 24, 2019
Caterpillar has lowered expectations for the year, blaming tariffs and China's economic slowdown.
A worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province in 2017.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

How the moon landing helped launch Silicon Valley

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 19, 2019
It's all thanks to the computer chip.
Buzz Aldrin sets up the Solar Wind Composition Experiment during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in July 1969.
Space Frontiers/Getty Images

There's a "superhuman" poker-playing AI program. And it could tackle much more than poker.

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 16, 2019
Applications of that type of artificial intelligence could make their way not just into business but also military strategy.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images