Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Revisiting "pivot to video" in light of the lawsuit against Facebook

October 19, 2018

(U.S. Edition) The Chinese economy is on its slowest growth spurt since 2009. This is happening in the context of the ongoing trade feud with the United States, and Marketplace's Jennifer Pak checked in to tell us more. Meanwhile, Facebook is the target of a lawsuit, with advertisers accusing the social media giant of misrepresenting the amount of time users spent watching videos. Those numbers led to news organizations into believing video was where ad money could be found and altering their business models as a result. Then we turn to the opioid crisis and painkillers. With a quarter of pain patients misusing their prescribed pain meds, a Nashville startup has become a sort of watchdog for health care insurers, which pay out an extra $10,000 to $20,000 when someone is abusing painkillers. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/19/2018)

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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.