Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

03/06/2018: Tariffs may be an unpopular idea, but the markets don't care

March 06, 2018

(Markets Edition) As the President holds firm on his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, many in his own party and administration have asked him to back off. But the markets have done little more than shrug. And we look back to 2002, when President Bush set a 30 percent tariff on steel. What happened? Steel prices went up, American manufacturers closed or went offshore, and jobs disappeared before it was dissolved a year later. Plus, we take you to a lab where engineers are working to design more efficient packaging for online retailer deliveries.

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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.