Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Lack of sleep costs U.S. economy $400B each year

October 16, 2018

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … We’ll catch you up on the latest Brexit talks ahead of a series of negotiations this week. Then, after Kraft’s hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to protect British companies from predatory foreign buyers. Proposed new rules could do just that, but will they make it too easy to deny potential mergers on national security grounds? Then, the CDC has deemed insufficient sleep a “public health problem,” but new research illustrates just how much a bad night’s sleep can impact the global economy: In the U.S. – the world’s worst offender – too many nights of bad sleep adds up to more than $400 billion a year in economic losses. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (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.