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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.

Recent Episodes

01/23/2017: Trump's first day of work

It's Donald Trump's first work day as president, and it was a busy one. He met with a number of business leaders to talk trade, and pledged to cut down on regulation by 75 percent. We'll look at what that means,get a farmer's take on the Trump administration and take a look at our trade relationships with China and the U.K.. Plus, a conversation with the CEO of Equinox. 

01/20/2017: Trump's America

As of noon today, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Celebrations will continue into the night, but we've convened our Weekly Wrap-ers to talk though Trump's gloomy speech and what's ahead. Plus, a look at how the think tank economy is dealing with Trump, and a Pennsylvania factory that's banking on him. Then, the view from the Mexican border.

01/19/2017: Live from Erie, Pennsylvania

The story of Erie, Pennsylvania — a manufacturing town that's lost hundreds of jobs and is looking for President-elect Donald Trump to bring them back — is the story of the 2016 election. Erie County went red for the first time in decades, and now its residents are anxiously waiting to see what Trump's campaign promises look like in action. To kick off our yearlong reporting project "The Big Promise," we're recording the whole show live from a brewery in Erie. We talk to small business owners, an economist, a union leader, an immigrant and one of the folks tasked with resettling refugees here.

01/18/2017: Union City has hope, but it needs jobs

In a lot of ways, the story of Union City, Pennsylvania is the story of the 2016 presidential election. Folks there have lost hundreds of manufacturing jobs, and now they're waiting in hope for President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to bring them back. Then, we look at high-deductible health care plans through a researcher who experimented on himself and risked heart failure in the process.

01/17/2017: How the deck is stacked in Erie, Pennsylvania

To wrap up our yearlong series "How The Deck is Stacked," we travel to Erie, Pennsylvania, a community built on manufacturing. Erie represents much of the economic dissatisfaction that helped swing the presidential election. We're kicking off a week of coverage from there with a bunch of stories from a local watering hole. Plus, the latest on Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump's promised border tax.

1/16/2017: It's Inauguration week

Welcome to Inauguration week! On this MLK Day we're looking at three themes of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign: An obsolete NATO, rolling back the estate tax and bringing back coal jobs. We'll talk about the state of all three and how Trump might act on them after he's sworn in Friday. Plus: a chat with the CEO of Qualcomm and how getting your kid to sleep became a $325 million industry.