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 Monday, November 14, 2016

As the nation moved forward from last week's election, we ask: What happens to the Democrats' economic agenda now? We also take a look at what might happen to federal employees at agencies such as the Department of Education under Trump's administration. Finally: People have had enough of this election. Over the weekend, movie-going surged 50 percent and NFL ratings were on the rise — Americans might be ready for a little escape from the news. 

Marketplace for Friday, November 11, 2016

We're still asking, after Tuesday's shocking upset that elected Donald Trump president, "What now?" Today we look at the president-elects policies on infrastructure, technology and trade. Plus, how will he go about reversing President Barack Obama's executive orders, as he promised? Finally, we talk about the difference between politics and governance in the Weekly Wrap.

Marketplace for Thursday, November 10, 2016

We're continuing to try and answer the big question of this election: "What now?" Today we're looking at corporate tax reform, environmental policy and Dodd-Frank under President Trump. Plus, is there stagflation in our future?

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Of the many questions raised by last night's election, this is perhaps the most fundamental: What happens now? We have wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's victory today, starting with a special edition of the Weekly Wrap. Then: A common refrain today is "the polls got it wrong." Did they? We asked our pollster. Plus, deep dives on what the Trump administration will do about trade and health care. Finally, we talk with the Rust Belt voters who helped elect Trump, and now expect him to deliver.

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

As we anxiously await the election results, we have a big helping of comfort food on the show today, and a few other bits of election counter-programming: The path to Brexit is getting more complicated and Tesla's taking away free charging while Hertz is running out of gas. Plus — since we can't stay away from the campaign entirely — what will cable news do when the dust clears on 2016?

Marketplace for Monday, November 7, 2016

They're just one day left til the election, but both candidates are still hitting up voters for money. What do they spend it on this late in the game? Plus, climate change has been largely ignored during the presidential election, but local campaigns are another matter entirely. Also: Latino voters are considered a prized voting bloc in many battleground states, but many opinion polls leave them off. Why? Finally, because we need a little escapism this late in the campaign: "Doctor Strange" pulled in $85 million at the box office this weekend, cementing Marvel's reputation for pitching D-List comics heroes at a general audience.