Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Italy makes it rain, which means cheaper truffles for all

January 10, 2019

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to hear from economist Diane Swonk of Grant Thornton. She helps us understand some of the history regarding the macroeconomic effects of past government shutdowns. Then we head to Europe, where the Ford Motor Company announced a sweeping overhaul. The BBC’s Bill Wilson told us more. We also talk about food, specifically how certain items that are typically seen as precious and dear are now strangely cheap. This time, it’s truffles, and apparently we have rain in Italy to thank for it. Today's show is sponsored by IndeedU.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.