Every weekday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal hosts a lively and unexpected exploration of the day’s business and economic news from Wall Street to your wallet.
On today's show: Twitter layoffs, Zika funding and Donald Trump's "priceless" voter database. Plus: what it's like to be a political surrogate, one of the toughest campaign jobs that pays nothing.
Wall Street is spending big in this election, more employers are investing in liberal arts graduates and Amazon is trying to take on Macy's. Plus: Part two in our series on how the immigration fight is shaping work in Washington.
Two things that are about to get more expensive: World Series tickets and Obamacare premiums, but there's a little more to it than that. Plus: another installment of our election series "How the Deck is Stacked," looking at the immigrants employed by agriculture and tech in Washington state.
It's a big day for mergers and acquisitions: We're looking at whether the massive AT&T/Time Warner deal could get approval, plus TD Ameritrade's $4 billion Scottrade deal. Plus: ten years of Taylor Swift and a conversation with the CEO of YouTube.
If this podcast got to you, then at least something's working right on what has been a very bad day for the internet. We'll talk about the DDoS attack that took out a bunch of popular websites. Plus, a big tobacco merger, floods in North Carolina and the Weekly Wrap.
With the third and final presidential debate in the books, all that's left are the SNL sketches, the hot takes and, oh yeah, the voting. We'll put some perspective on the national debt, see what it would actually take to start Trump TV and look at the "Nasty Hombre" merch that's already filling Etsy stores. Plus: If you can't make bail, are you being unfairly incarcerated? Lots of people think so, and the system is attracting more scrutiny.