Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

'Lucky money' 2.0

February 05, 2019

President Donald Trump floats a World Bank critic as its new head. The workplace messaging system Slack announced plans to go public, but how exactly does the company make money? Chinese New Year celebrations begin Tuesday, and they involve a lot of little red envelopes of "lucky money." We take a look at the custom's significance, how it sometimes means a bit more than "good luck," and how it's gone digital. Plus, it might be time to check your Flickr account. Today's show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

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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.