Economics & Economy

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Sabri Ben-Achour

Pundits have had their say about who won the first presidential debate, and it's too early to tell what the public thinks, but what about markets? Then, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say we need to bring back manufacturing jobs in the U.S. But Is it worth it? We went to Rochester, New York to find out. Plus, an interview with National Geographic's editor-in-chief and Elon Musk's plan to colonize mars.

On today's show, we'll talk about the financial markets' reaction to last night's presidential debate; Trump's most common rhetorical moves; and a look at how successful the Transportation Security Administration has been since its creation 15 years ago. 

Global markets react to first presidential debate

Sep 27, 2016
Marketplace staff

Financial markets around the world reacted to last night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with some adjustments to views of the upcoming U.S. election.

In currency markets, traders are taking the view that Trump is now less likely to win. The Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso spiked up. In the case of the peso, it went up about 2 percent in morning trading, the biggest gain in seven months.

Mariam Baksh

There was lots of hype beforehand about how last night’s presidential debate could be among the most-watched in history, and a money maker for the networks showing it.

Kim Adams

One of the many testy exchanges of the first 2016 presidential debate came on the topic of trade. Republican nominee Donald Trump accused his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, of supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal covering a dozen Pacific Rim countries.

Clinton has distanced herself from the deal throughout this campaign, and did so again last night.

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