Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Why a bathroom bluetooth speaker could be a renter's cause for alarm

February 11, 2019

Everyday items like toilet paper and garbage bags are getting a little more expensive, at least more than official inflation numbers would suggest. It's no secret the rent is too darn high in the Golden State, but after Californians rejected a cost control measure last year, lawmakers are looking for other ways to protect renters from the skyrocketing cost of living. The U.S.-China tariff deadline looms. Plus, as Venezuela's political and economic crisis deepens, the government is on the hunt for dollars. Today's show is sponsored by KronosPitney Bowes 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.