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Marketplace Weekend

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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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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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By xgxax - May 26 2018
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Sad to hear that this show is going away. It’s been a reliable staple of my listening for years.

Solid reporting.

By RPompetti - Mar 15 2018
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Lizzie is excellent host in giving a week's round up and focus pieces.

iTunes Ratings

304 Ratings
Average Ratings
196
34
20
18
36

😢😢😢😢

By xgxax - May 26 2018
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Sad to hear that this show is going away. It’s been a reliable staple of my listening for years.

Solid reporting.

By RPompetti - Mar 15 2018
Read more

Lizzie is excellent host in giving a week's round up and focus pieces.

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Marketplace Weekend

Updated 25 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: The industry of wellness (Encore)

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This week, we are revisiting an episode that we did on the industry that wants to make a better version of you. The market has been flooded with everything from workout routines to diets to therapy apps and food fads. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the way we invest in our health needs? And who is it that has access to this market? These are the questions on our minds this week. We’ll look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that will take insurance, plus food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind healthy eating.

Jul 06 2018
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Rank #2: The Marketplace Weekend finale

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On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring.

Jun 29 2018
49 mins
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Rank #3: The economics of disability

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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender.

Jun 22 2018
49 mins
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Rank #4: Truckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls

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Did you know there's a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!!

Jun 15 2018
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Rank #5: Graduating into the economy

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Building credit ... finding the right job ... saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff on the graduation advice they wish they received. And why "Pomp and Circumstance" is at every graduation. 

Jun 08 2018
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Rank #6: Women bandits, language bias and … yep, those tariffs

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We dive into the history and psychology of female robbers, the ones in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in "Ocean's 8." Also, how new tariffs affect the U.S. credibility, biased language in job listings and solar power in Puerto Rico. 

Jun 01 2018
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Rank #7: Bias, feral hogs and ancient money

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Why you're bogged down with terms-of-service emails, how to tell if bias trainings work, plus the surprising ancient origins of the word "economics." And why hunting feral hogs has become an aerial activity in Texas.

May 25 2018
49 mins
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Rank #8: Trade Off Revisited: Stories of tariffs, trade and globalization

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Who’s gained from open borders and who's lost? Who are tariffs designed to protect, and have they worked? We look at stories of work, reward and American attitudes toward the rest of the world. 

May 18 2018
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Rank #9: Sports bets, romance novels and tech in the public sector

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Why is it harder for the government to innovate than for the private sector? Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on sports betting. And those in the romance novel industry are pushing for more diverse representation in traditional publishing.

May 11 2018
48 mins
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Rank #10: Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies

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We 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. 

May 04 2018
47 mins
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Rank #11: Return to Puerto Rico

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria, we found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistance and people seeing Maria's aftermath as opportunity to transform the island. 

Apr 27 2018
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Rank #12: Financial advice, food deserts, and puppies

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John Schwartz of the New York Times on how he got his financial life in order. Plus, what makes a food desert, how supply and demand works with rescue puppies, and what to do about a water source that crosses under the U.S.-Mexico border.

Apr 20 2018
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Rank #13: 04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

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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. 

Apr 13 2018
48 mins
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Rank #14: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers

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We look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and decreases in school funding. Plus, how tariffs will affect California's wine country, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and savers who plan to retire in their early thirties.

Apr 06 2018
49 mins
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Rank #15: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover

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Why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah. How a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China. 

Mar 30 2018
48 mins
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Rank #16: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy

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How's the internet policed? Who decides what can and can't happen with our 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.

Mar 23 2018
47 mins
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Rank #17: What a difference 10 years make

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High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker. Plus, the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the only company making kegs from American steel.

Mar 16 2018
48 mins
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Rank #18: 03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

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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. 

Mar 09 2018
48 mins
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Rank #19: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings

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What happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? Plus how business owners with DACA status face an uncertain future, the money behind an evangelical Christian network and more.

Mar 02 2018
48 mins
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Rank #20: Zambonis, government ethics and taxes

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The high pressure of driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between Olympic events. 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. 

Feb 23 2018
48 mins
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