Marketplace

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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our leading business news radio program and podcast is about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy developments, we help listeners understand the economic world around them. Marketplace makes sense of the economy for everyone, no econ degree or finance background required. Marketplace doesn’t just report on the numbers, we take it deeper, adding context to what’s happening in the stock market and how macroeconomic policy can affect you and your business. Monday through Friday, our team speaks with a wide range of industry professionals– from small business owners to Fortune 500 CEOs, Marketplace breaks down complex topics related to business and the economy without industry jargon and over complicated explanations. Kai Ryssdal has led the program since 2005 and has hosted the program from China, the Middle East and dozens of cities across the United States. As a leading public media voice, Kai has been a trusted broadcaster for two decades and is the recipient of the DuPont-Columbia Award, a George Foster Peabody Award and an Emmy. Produced and distributed by American Public Media (APM) our popular business news podcasts are available worldwide on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, and RSS Feeds and any place else where you get your podcasts.

Embrace your inner child Sept. 6, 2019
A growing number of adults are willing to pay to do kid stuff: smashing their faces into cake, watching Saturday morning cartoons, doing scavenger hunts. Today, we dive into the big money of feeling little again. Plus, we recap the jobs report and examine the declining entrepreneurship rate.
The unemployment rate has been historically low for months now. But even in a tight labor market, not everyone who needs a job has one. Today we'll meet some job hunters and run through some of the fundamentals of this economy. Plus: Why the company behind WeWork is still going …
As uncertainty looms about how Britain will leave the European Union, a trade deal with the United States would help make up for any loss of business with the EU and show the country isn't cutting itself off completely. Today, we look at how a trans-Atlantic trade deal could happen …
President Donald Trump says his tariffs on Chinese goods will create manufacturing jobs in the United States, but the opposite may actually be happening. We'll look into it, and how businesses are affected by new tariffs. Plus: Taylor Swift's staying power and why Uber can't easily shake its toxic reputation.
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas today and is expected to move towards the east coast of the U.S. over the next 48 hours. Today, we'll look at which communities are most vulnerable. Plus: The start of (fantasy) football season, how grounding the Boeing 737 Max will affect holiday travel and …
Between the many hearings on Capitol Hill and antitrust investigations happening both in the U.S. and abroad, it would seem as though regulations are coming for the tech sector. But is the government ready to play referee in Silicon Valley? That was the question before a town hall Kai Ryssdal …
President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs will affect $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, and are set to go into effect Sunday. Today, we look at some of the industries affected. Plus: 100-year bonds, algorithms and volatility.
Economic growth was strong last quarter, but trade tensions did not go unnoticed. We'll take apart the gross domestic product and see what it can tell us about the economy's push and pull. Then, a ...
No, really. We're looking at where the trade war might be going, with seemingly no product off-limits, even water. How's it all end? We'll game it out. Then: New York State is suing ExxonMobil for ...
Fancy coffee arms race Oct. 24, 2018
Dropping the "Donuts" from its name could be pretty expensive for Dunkin'. The chain is revamping its menu and adding fancy drinks to compete with Starbucks, and that means outfitting stores and re...
Yeah, we're going to talk about the trade war and corporate earnings today. We'll do the numbers, too. But let's be honest: The main event is Kai Ryssdal's conversation with RuPaul. They got coffee...
Midterm elections are just a couple weeks away, and record donations are flowing to congressional candidates. All told, we're looking at $5 billion this year, up from 2016's congressional races and...
China’s economic growth hit a 10-year low in the third quarter, the lowest since the financial crisis. Consumers are showing signs of consuming less. We'll look at what that means for the economy a...
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the budget deficit. At last count, it's up 17 percent over last year — the government spent $779 billion more than it collected in taxes. Seems we're paying ...
China's secret weapon Oct. 17, 2018
A majority of Americans believe the United States is in a trade war with other countries, according to the latest edition of the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, which is out today. As trade tensi...
Corporate tax cuts from earlier this year have helped drive up the deficit, and lawmakers are debating ways to pay it down. We'll look at how the deficit works and how politicians like to use it. T...
Gibraltar, on the southern tip of Spain, is a British territory. It’s also one of Europe’s most prosperous economies. But could Brexit change all that? We'll take a closer look at the territory cau...
With an avalanche of tariffs to navigate, companies are facing a lot of uncertainty over how to plan ahead. Meanwhile, business is booming for trade consultants. We'll talk about it, but first: mor...
Roughly one in three people in the United States have less than $5,000 in retirement savings, but for those lucky enough to have some money stashed away, the cost of investing has been getting lowe...
Register to vote or die Oct. 10, 2018
We're a couple weeks away from the midterm elections, and it's crunch time for voter registration. Political organizations and campaigns have spent millions on voter registration efforts targeting ...