Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Jack Lew on how economic force compares to military force

October 16, 2018

(Markets Edition) We're taking a snapshot of the economics of the midterm elections, since Monday was the deadline for campaigns sharing their fundraising and spending numbers from the past three months. Nancy Marshall-Genzer has been following the money and tells us more. Then we take the conversation to foreign affairs and ask the question: In the face of an international crisis, would the U.S. be able to count on help from its allies? We spoke to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who served under President Obama and co-wrote a piece discussing the use – or misuse – of the considerable economic power of the United States. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group ( and PayPal ( (10/16/2018)

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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.