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.
On today's show: A special mid-weekly wrap with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump's nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary. We talk about President-elect Trump saying that he would leave his business "in total" and how Treasury Secretary appointee, Steve Mnuchin, could most directly influence our personal economies is in his oversight of mortgage lending policy. Also: An investigative piece from Marketplace and APM reports that found last minute changes to an EPA fracking study downplayed the risks of water pollution.
After getting their clocks cleaned a few weeks ago, do Democrats need to rebrand? Plus, as Donald Trump picks his secretaries for Health and Human Services and the Treasury, we look at Tom Price's record and Indiana's Medicaid program.
We're looking ahead to three important policy discussions under President-elect Donald Trump: America's relationship with Cuba, tax reform under a GOP Congress and infrastructure spending as an economic stimulus. Plus: Cottage cheese wants to be the new Greek yogurt.
Thanks for taking a break from your holiday shopping to be with us this Black Friday. We'll start with the Weekly Wrap and talk about — what else? — consumer confidence and early spending numbers for the holiday weekend. Then we'll look at how secure those purchases are now that we've made the switch to chip cards, and the opportunities for seasonal work this holiday season. Plus, American car makers in China and the resurgence of Funfetti.
Happy Thanksgiving! On today's show we're straddling turkey day and Black Friday with stories about football, gift cards and Ikea. Plus, a farm program in southern Oregon that lets former drug addicts grow nutritious food for their families.
Holiday gift trends, regulating poultry prices, and an interview with "Codebreaker" host Ben Johnson about whether VR can save us.