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.
Florida has lost thousands of correctional officers in its prisons; why the once ubiquitous commodity of frozen orange juice is now steadily disappearing; and we talked with Professor Thomas Rid about the evolving relationship between humans and robots.
We examine the relationship between the Wallin Education Partners scholarship program and diversifying Minnesota's workforce; residents in Aspen, Colorado talk about the perils of affordable housing in a glitzy ski resort town; and we unpack the last 5 days of business and economy news for the Weekly Wrap.
Uber posted second quarter losses exceeding $100 million; The CEO of Mylan attributes the cost of EpiPens increasing by 500 percent to a dysfunctional healthcare system; and we examine the mini-trend of artists like Beyonce and Frank Ocean releasing visual albums.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not doing so well with the major party candidates this election season; Kai talks with Middendorf's Restaurant owner Horst Pfeifer in Akers, Louisiana about running his business during a massive flood; and the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work in universities have the right to unionize.
Angela Merkel became one of the most influential world leaders today and how she might proceed post-Brexit; Paris has started construction on its first urban refugee camp — what effect this will have on the city's homeless refugee population; and what does the requirement that presidential candidates disclose their personal finances mean for Donald Trump in this election?
A look at what welfare dollars are being spent on now and how life has changed for those on welfare, 20 years after welfare reform; European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup; why Donald Trump's supporter base of disaffected white male voters are angry and what it might mean for the election.