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.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine was in Detroit today talking about poverty. We got him on the phone to ask what makes a good job, how the Clinton administration would bring back disenfranchised voters and whether his parents could have made it in this economy. Plus, more from our economic anxiety survey and this year's down-ballot races.
In our latest poll with Edison Research, one in four people — and half of Donald Trump supporters — said they don't trust government unemployment data. Why? We're looking into it today, along with Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches. Plus, with three weeks to the election, you're probably hearing this a lot: "I'm so-and-so and I approve this message." What's that really mean? Where's it come from? That's the latest installment in our series "I've Always Wondered."
On today's show: legal Cuban cigars, reclaimed mines, pesky ad blockers and a former internet giant sold at a deep discount. Plus: segregation is on the rise in public schools, and districts are trying to figure out how to stop it. Finally, as always we wrap up the week in business and economic news.
Our new poll shows economic anxiety is up, and one in four Americans don't trust economic stats coming from the government. Plus: is the Trump brand dying, or just changing? Finally, the scandal is far from over for Wells Fargo — fired employees are suing.
On today's show: With CEO John Strumpf out, can Wells Fargo move past scandal? Plus: a visit to a Ford plant with CEO Mark Fields and a conversation with Bryan Cranston.
What today's ruling means for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what Obama's editorial means for our mission to Mars and how Alan Greenspan transformed the Fed. Plus: one sheriff's office used to destroy guns used in a crime. Now, it auctions them off.