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Marketplace

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Rank #34 in Business category

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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

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4027 Ratings
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138

Trump’s law

By lrj60 - Aug 27 2019
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Wow, I am so glad I listen to the marketplace podcast.

The best podcast ever

By azcmurpy - Aug 13 2019
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I have been listening for years. This podcast changed my life and view on economics.

iTunes Ratings

4027 Ratings
Average Ratings
3393
277
105
114
138

Trump’s law

By lrj60 - Aug 27 2019
Read more
Wow, I am so glad I listen to the marketplace podcast.

The best podcast ever

By azcmurpy - Aug 13 2019
Read more
I have been listening for years. This podcast changed my life and view on economics.
Cover image of Marketplace

Marketplace

Updated about 15 hours ago

Rank #34 in Business category

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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

The GM strike marches on

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General Motors workers have been striking since midnight on Sunday after contract negotiations broke down. The company’s use of temp workers is one of the main reasons for the strike. Temps make less money, don’t get benefits and can take very limited time off, unpaid. We hear from one GM worker who was a temp for four years before being hired full time. Plus: Why grad students might lose their ability to unionize, and what items will be exempt from tariffs.

Sep 20 2019
27 mins
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How an oil company pivots to video games

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Sometimes businesses make hard left turns. YouTube was a dating site. Shopify sold snowboard equipment. Then there’s Black Ridge: It recently got out of oil and gas and into the fast-growing world of competitive gaming. How’s a company go from fracking to “Fortnite”? Today, we look at the art of the pivot. Plus: Why central banks are predicting an economic slowdown and what Silicon Valley is (and isn’t) doing to combat climate change.

Sep 19 2019
25 mins
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When regulations meet market forces

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President Donald Trump plans to revoke California’s ability to set its own fuel efficiency standards. But what happens when many consumers want lower emissions? Plus: What you need to know about the rate cut and an update on the GM strike.

Sep 18 2019
26 mins
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What is the DEAL with all these old episodes of “Seinfeld”?

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As the war of streaming TV services heats up, tech and media giants like Comcast, WarnerMedia and Disney are racing to build their libraries. That means dropping hundreds of millions of dollars for the rights to old shows like “Seinfeld” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Plus: We’ll walk you through the Federal Reserve’s toolkit and take a look at the way oil prices affect the larger economy.

Sep 17 2019
25 mins
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Juul needs research on vaping, but scientists aren’t sure

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With new reports of people getting sick and politicians vowing to crack down on electronic cigarettes, the industry leader, Juul, is looking for new research on the health effects of its products. But the vaping giant has had difficulty finding scientists to take on that research, and the few who have accepted Juul’s overtures face blowback. Plus: Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors today, and oil prices jumped following an attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Sep 16 2019
25 mins
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Meet me at the mall, it’s goin’ down

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Forever 21 is expected to close 100 stores as part of a bankruptcy filing. Big anchor stores like Sears have been struggling for a long time, so what’s left? The American mall looks pretty different these days. Plus: The federal deficit has passed $1 trillion for the first time since 2012, and the latest in our “Adventures in Housing” series.

Sep 13 2019
26 mins
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Negative interest rates, explained

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The European Central Bank cut interest rates to -0.5 percent. President Trump praised the decision, as he’s been pushing the Federal Reserve to do the same. Today, we compare the economic situation in the U.S. and abroad and explore how negative rates would work. Plus: California’s attempt to curb soaring rents and a new DIY clothing start-up.

Sep 12 2019
26 mins
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Reclassifying employees won’t just affect Uber

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A California bill that would reclassify many independent contract workers as employees is on track to becoming law. It would affect hundreds of thousands of people in the gig economy — not just those who deliver food and give rides, but also nail salon workers, truck drivers and more. Today, we talk with some of those independent contractors about how their lives would change and look at the broader economic implications. Plus: An update on the blocked offshore wind project.

Sep 11 2019
25 mins
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Who makes money off your political donations?

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There’s another Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, and hopefuls that reach the stage will have done so by meeting polling and donation requirements. It’s just one reason why candidates spend a lot of time and energy hitting you up for cash, and there are a lot of businesses facilitating that effort. Today, we follow the money. Plus: Why Moody’s says Ford is “junk,” and looking ahead to the holiday hiring season.

Sep 10 2019
25 mins
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You shouldn’t make trades based on Trump’s tweets

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… But those tweets do affect markets, and JPMorgan is launching a new index to track the impact of a presidential tweet. Plus: dispatches from the supposed “worst place to live in America,” and is bigger still better for American companies?

Sep 09 2019
25 mins
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