Jul 8, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 8, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about expectations for the June jobs numbers report; President Barack Obama's call for big projects to drive job growth; and how Germany is rethinking its present and future in the wake of the Brexit vote. 

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Migration is a business on Mexico's southern border

Jul 8, 2016
As people and goods illegally cross the Mexico-Guatemala border, many profit.
The words read "Christ Lives." Migrants and goods such as oil and foodstuffs are transported illegally on a raft below a bridge that is an official port of entry between Mexico and Guatemala.
Lorne Matalon

Will June's jobs report make up for May's shocker?

Jul 8, 2016
After just 38,000 jobs were added in May, economists hope June's numbers recover.
The economy added 38,000 jobs in May, a number below many experts' predictions.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Election money starts to flow down the ballot

Jul 8, 2016
Democrats and the GOP are ramping up for congressional fights all over the country.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives at the Republican National Committee's headquarters for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Republicans on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Trump could help unify a strategy for some Democrats.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

June jobs numbers better than anticipated

Jul 8, 2016
A far cry from last month's report. But what about the big picture?
A job searcher holds an employment application as he attends a career fair in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Theranos to close down California lab following inspection

Jul 8, 2016
The blood-testing startup has been plagued with problems.
Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes speaks at Forbes' Under 30 Summit in October of last year.
Lisa Lake/Getty Images

How the Fed will view the June jobs report

Jul 8, 2016
Last month's jobs numbers, the latest in the Theranos saga, and Trump's effect on Democrats.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about expectations for the June jobs numbers report; President Barack Obama’s call for big projects to drive job growth; and how Germany is rethinking its present and future in the wake of the Brexit vote. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC