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.
For the first time in 30 years, banks didn't make up the majority of mortgages last quarter. Is that risky for the economy? Speaking of economic anxiety, many traders are hedging a week before election day as polls tighten up. Plus, a little-known reason for sky-high student debt.
Open enrollment started today for Obamacare and many employer-provided health care plans. About half of Americans get their insurance through work — with Obamacare premiums spiking, how are they doing? Plus, with Hillary Clinton's emails in the news again (and again, and again), we gotta ask: do you know how secure your work emails are? Plus, Arizona is reliably red, but this election its up for grabs, and both campaigns are spending big to get out the vote. Finally, a conversation with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
General Electric seeks to combine its oil-and-gas business with conglomerate Baker Hughes; Century Link, an internet, phone and cable company, is buying an internet data management company; Global trade is down; how the "bathroom bill" is affecting North Carolina small businesses; a new study finds discrimination in ride-shares; the recession is over, but in many states education spending has not recovered; and how Brexit may affect tea sales.
On today's show: new rules from the government on "predatory" colleges and big data. Plus, what would it actually take to "bring back" manufacturing? We talked with someone who did it. Finally, as always, we wrap up the week's business and economic news.
On today's show: Twitter layoffs, Zika funding and Donald Trump's "priceless" voter database. Plus: what it's like to be a political surrogate, one of the toughest campaign jobs that pays nothing.
Wall Street is spending big in this election, more employers are investing in liberal arts graduates and Amazon is trying to take on Macy's. Plus: Part two in our series on how the immigration fight is shaping work in Washington.