Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

12/27/17: Obama's social media warning

December 27, 2017

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Throughout the year, we've been reporting on increasing efforts by both the U.S. and the international community to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions by punishing the country economically. Now, the U.S. has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials for their role in the country's missile program.  Afterwards, former President Barack Obama sat down with Prince Harry for a rare interview. He issued a warning about the dangers of social media echo chambers. Then, the shift away from using cash in day-to-day transactions has been gathering pace in places from sub-Saharan Africa to Sweden — but nowhere is the transformation happening faster than in China. A trip to the eastern city of Hanzhou reveals just how quickly China's cashless revolution is occurring.

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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.