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.
The secret of Gap success as the best-performing public apparel company this year; why Janet Yellen wasn't first choice for Fed Chair; and a popular backlash as Super Bowl ticket prices reach nosebleed heights.
People are asking who the next Fed chair will be: we want to know more about what he or she actually does. And while Colorado is one of the best-prepared states when it comes to handling snow and hail, it's not set up to deal with torrential rain.
Twitter is going public. It announced the news yesterday, in a tweet, and now the world is all a-twitter about how good an investment the company might really be. Problem is, no-one quite knows how it makes money, and the company isn't telling. At least, not yet. Oh, and Sarah Jessica Parker has a new shoe line. Better late than never.
The complete collection of our stop in Sioux Falls, S.D.
In this episode, airline have helped airlines return to profitability, but a dollar earned on fees isn't necessarily the same as a buck made from a flight reserveation. Kenya finds a huge supply of water, and As Tina Brown departs the Daily Beast, we ask what it takes to make it in the conference business.
The rich are getting richer, but in different ways. Sports boosters can be great for a university, but their financial support comes at a high price. And a landmark environmental law comes under attack in California, as legislators complain the law has been abused.