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

Marketplace for Friday, August 12, 2016

Five days of economic news in five minutes with the Weekly Wrap; for decades U.S. companies have employed millions of low-wage Chinese workers to make products for Americans, but now that trend is reversing. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz reports on how Chinese companies setting up factories in South Carolina affects the local community; and the Obama administration is diverting $81 million from Ebola funding and other projects to help fight Zika, but is that enough?

Marketplace for Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton gave more detail on her fiscal policy proposals in an economic speech today in Warren, Michigan; why central banks' efforts have failed and why some say what's needed now is fiscal stimulus; and why some airports have started looking into privatizing security after receiving lots of passenger complaints this summer about long security lines. 

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Why U.S. jobs lost to China aren't coming back, but neither is the China that took them; a look at the unique trends in campaign swag during this year's election season; and how Silicon Valley's wealth has changed San Francisco's restaurant industry

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How technological advances, not globalization, caused the job decline in the U.S. steel industry; Kai talks to Niki Okuk, founder and owner of RCO Tires recycling plant in Compton, California, about starting her business and the company's progressive hiring policies; and why sugar beet farmers in Minnesota are concerned about the backlash against GMOs

Marketplace for Monday, August 8, 2016

A closer look at Donald Trump's economic policy speech; an interview songwriter Marian Call about how she inadvertently created the #firstsevenjobs hashtag on Twitter; and why are automated phone systems are so bad? We find out in the latest installment of "I've Always Wondered..." 

Marketplace for Friday, August 5, 2016

Today on the show we're looking at the all the Steves on Donald Trump's economic team, what the July jobs report means for wages, and when the Olympics used to make money. Plus, the return of our series "Summer Brought To You By."