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.
Oil producers are using more efficient technology that allows them to make a profit drilling for oil when the price is as low as $60 a barrel; Our latest economic anxiety poll found nearly 25 percent of people said its been more than five years since they took a week-long vacation; and Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show about the 2016 election and how he covers politics on his show.
Germany's 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday; Theresa May took office today as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister — we take a look at her economic policies; and is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?
The S&P 500 hit a record high yesterday, while the bond market has yields at record lows — what that means for the economy; a look at the value of Sanders supporters and whether or not their enthusiasm can be transferred to the Clinton campaign; and why hoverboards have to be certified by the Underwriters Laboratories
We explain the Pokemon Go craze and how it sent Nintendo's stock skyrocketing; a look at the the decline of the U.S. textile industry and the many causes behind it; and how the smartphone became a symbol of resistance
Molly Wood talks with Dallas News reporter Naomi Martin about the deescalation tactics used by the city's police force and yesterday's Dallas sniper attack; Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary visits the prosperous German city to find out why these two sibling cities have such different views on the EU; and jobs report shows a strong 287,000 payroll increase in June, but how many jobs do we actually need?
20 years ago, welfare reformers chose to emphasize work over education