Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says some of that bad air people breath in the American West is imported from China. A lot of the imported pollution has been specifically identified as coming from factories in eastern China that make goods purchased by Americans, which is raising fascinating questions about who is really to blame for the bad air. The annual meeting of The World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the big items on the agenda is inequality. And, around two dozen countries have made the move from paper bills to plastic. But in the U.S., we take our time before messing with our money. 

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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.