In the midnight hour
Dec 21, 2018

In the midnight hour

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As the off-again, on-again partial government shutdown looms, we ask, "Who's 'essential,' and who's 'non-essential'?" Prognosticators say the U.S. GDP will shrink next year. Plus, Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood drops in to break down Facebook's recent privacy scandal, the latest of many. 

Today's show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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After a strong year, GDP likely headed for a dip in 2019

Dec 21, 2018
Despite the drama around the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates, financial markets gyrating and stock indexes tanking, we got a snapshot of the whole economy this morning. The final reading on third-quarter gross domestic product was slightly lower than expected at a 3.4 percent annual growth rate. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman explains why this year’s very strong […]

As the off-again, on-again partial government shutdown looms, we ask, “Who’s ‘essential,’ and who’s ‘non-essential’?” Prognosticators say the U.S. GDP will shrink next year. Plus, Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood drops in to break down Facebook’s recent privacy scandal, the latest of many. 

Today’s show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC