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Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace Weekend® has concluded production as of July 2018. The show was hosted by Lizzie O’Leary and told powerful stories from economies both large and personal.

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09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane

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22 Sep 2017

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09/29/2017: Puerto Rico, tax reform and The Killers

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29 Sep 2017

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Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire.

49mins

13 Apr 2018

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Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

President Donald Trump signed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, and we’re talking about what they mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business? Also in the show, a look at single-use plastic, the five things you need to know about daylight saving time and an explainer on how to be a European tour guide.

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Graduating into the economy

We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out the graduation advice they wish they received but never got. And we look into just why “Pomp and Circumstance” is at every graduation. Plus, Linda Cardellini of “Freaks and Geeks” takes the Marketplace Quiz. (06/08/2017)

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09/15/17: Outer space, identity theft and lots of bubbles

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15 Sep 2017

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Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers

As teacher protests and walkouts continue around the country, we take a look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and at the decrease in school funding that’s behind it all. Plus, how China’s tariffs on U.S. exports will affect California’s wine country. Also on the show, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and the tech workers who are saving so efficiently they’re planning to retire in their early thirties.

49mins

6 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies

How much of our lives do we actually control? We dive into that question this week and look at seasonal allergies and their financial burden, how one writer got more than lucky at poker and landed in the big bucks, and a peek behind the scenes at who really makes rules for what happens on the internet. Plus, how import and export businesses adapt to the threats of tariffs, and how one police department uses mindfulness to address concerns around aggression in its ranks.

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4 May 2018

Rank #8

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The economics of disability

Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. Marketplace is covering the economics of disability in an hourlong special. We can’t get to everything in this episode, so we’re focusing on some of the pillars of the economy: education, work and health care. Tune in to the episode above to hear stories about how people with disabilities access the economy and share your own stories by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter.

49mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Bias, feral hogs and ancient money

Want to know why you’ve been getting bogged down with terms-of-service emails from companies, how to tell if bias trainings work or how entrepreneurs learn the business of, well, business? We dive into all of that on this week’s show. Plus, the surprising ancient origins of the word “economics.” And why hunting feral hogs has become an aerial activity in Texas.

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25 May 2018

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The Marketplace Weekend finale

On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring. Alison Green gives her best advice on asking for vacation time, a Lego engineer talks about how he does his job and our own Lizzie O’Leary takes the Marketplace Quiz.

49mins

29 Jun 2018

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Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy

How’s the internet policed? Who decides what can and can’t happen with our data? In light of recent revelations about companies using Facebook data, we look into what it means for businesses who want to leave Facebook and at the regulations around our online data. Plus, why more schools want school shooting insurance and how to be a lighting designer. Also, a sit-down with three women working different jobs in the gig economy.

47mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Zambonis, government ethics and taxes

There’s a high-pressure job on the rinks at the Olympics. And no, it’s not competing for medals — it’s driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between events. That story, plus the health care costs of gun violence, how business interests are changing Puerto Rico’s future and why it’s so hard for people to pay off student loans. Also, our next deep dive into President Donald Trump’s cabinet members, their financial holdings and ethics. And the five things you need to know about planning ahead on your taxes.

48mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Truckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls

Did you know there’s a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, after a week of negotiations between world leaders, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!! The World Cup just started. It’s arguably the biggest sporting event in the world — and a multibillion-dollar business that’s rife with corruption. How U.S. prosecutors finally caught corrupt FIFA leaders, and what it means for the future of the sport. (06/15/2018)

46mins

15 Jun 2018

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10/20/2017: Money, mouths and method acting

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20 Oct 2017

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10/27/2017: Fashion delivery, mature YouTube, 401(k)s

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27 Oct 2017

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11/03/2017: First sexual harassment, then financial stress

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3 Nov 2017

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10/06/2017: Kids, carnivals and research funding

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6 Oct 2017

Rank #18

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10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks

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13 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Women bandits, language bias and … yep, those tariffs

We take a dive into the history and psychology of women robbers, the ones out there in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in the form of “Ocean’s 8,” which hits theaters this month. We sat down with Olivia Milch, the film’s co-writer and co-producer, to ask what’s up with all the remakes and what it will take for women to have their own original blockbusters. Also, how new tariffs affect the U.S.’s credibility with our trading partners, biased language in job listings and a story of solar power in Puerto Rico. Plus, what is FIFA’s role in promoting LGBT rights as the World Cup heads to Russia this month? (06/01/2018)

48mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #20