Mar 9, 2018

03/09/2018: Why are tariffs going up in a booming job market?

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Here's one way to think about the business and economic news at the end of what feels like a very long week: It literally took something that's never happened before to knock the economy off front pages. But we're going…

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Poll: Nearly half of the women who experienced sexual harassment leave their jobs or switch careers

Mar 9, 2018
New numbers from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll reflect the economic effects of workplace harassment.
Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

BMW brought jobs to South Carolina. Now tariffs are causing concern.

Mar 9, 2018
President Trump is shooting the American taxpayer in the foot, says Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

Upbeat jobs report highlights the drought of skilled workers

Mar 9, 2018
Lots of part-time workers and sideliners point to the need for better wages, employer incentives.

Is a troubled economy driving North Korea to the table?

Mar 9, 2018
Yesterday’s surprise announcement that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet with President Donald Trump for denuclearization talks raises a lot of questions. Most importantly: Why now? The Trump administration, along with the international community, has recently ratcheted up…

Black Panther misses merchandise bonanza

Mar 9, 2018
The Black Panther phenomenon continues. The Marvel — really, the Disney — blockbuster opened in China today, bringing its estimated box office to $920 million worldwide. It’s the perfect time for retailers to cash in on the movie’s success with…

Here’s one way to think about the business and economic news at the end of what feels like a very long week: It literally took something that’s never happened before to knock the economy off front pages. But we’re going to put it right back on today. We’ll talk about those tariffs and the big jobs report from this morning. Plus, of course, we’ll examine the news that President Donald Trump might meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and what sanctions have to do with it. Plus, more about “Black Panther” as Marvel’s latest hit opens in China and merchandise is in short supply.

Music from the episode

Busy Earnin' Jungle
Pide piso Bajofondo
Invocation of the Duke daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
'03 Bonnie and Clyde Can You Flow?