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.
Unpacking this week's business and economic news with the Weekly Wrap; the cost of California's impact on this election cycle; and introducing The Uncertain Hour, a podcast from the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk that looks at the impact welfare reform 20 years after changes took place.
Tthe island needs to make a $422 million dollars payment on its bonds, but it’s a payment it can't afford; Facebook will create a new class of share to sell to investors that don't give investors voting power; and how the Halloween "scare industry" is at work year-round
Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.
An interview with Yanis Varoufakis the former finance minister of Greece; why the nation's highest-producing oilfield in west Texas hasn't seen a drop in production until now; and how unseasonably warm weather is affecting blueberry farmers
Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.
Beyonce just expanded her empire with another surprise album release; the probability of the Ted Cruz/John Kasich game theory working in their favor; and why SNL is cutting down on ads, opting for "sponsored content."