Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

02/27/2018: The California city that's going to give away free money

February 27, 2018

(Markets Edition) Jay Powell is set to deliver his first report on the economy to Congress. We'll discuss some of his planned remarks, which include comments on a strong economy and the state of inflation. Afterwards, we'll talk about news that Comcast has made a $31 billion bid to buy Sky broadcasting group, and then look at how Stockton, California, is experimenting with Universal Basic Income by giving several dozen families $500  — no strings attached. 

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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.