Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Many shoppers are about to take a moment to recall if they've been to a Target store in the last few weeks. The U.S. Secret Service says it's investigating credit card and debt card thefts starting the day after Thanksgiving and possibly continuing through last weekend. Target isn't commenting yet. And, this week, Marketplace has been reporting on the good, bad, and the ugly of exporting U.S. coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world's second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That's generated record levels of air pollution, but, as Marketplace learned when we visited a mining town, it's polluted China's waterways, as well. We take you to the heart of China's coal country.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.