Marketplace

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 Thursday, July 14, 2016

Oil producers are using more efficient technology that allows them to make a profit drilling for oil when the price is as low as $60 a barrel; Our latest economic anxiety poll found nearly 25 percent of people said its been more than five years since they took a week-long vacation; and Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show about the 2016 election and how he covers politics on his show.

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Germany's 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday; Theresa May took office today as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister — we take a look at her economic policies; and is Brazil really ready for the Olympics? 

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The S&P 500 hit a record high yesterday, while the bond market has yields at record lows — what that means for the economy; a look at the value of Sanders supporters and whether or not their enthusiasm can be transferred to the Clinton campaign; and why hoverboards have to be certified by the Underwriters Laboratories

Marketplace for Monday, July 11, 2016

We explain the Pokemon Go craze and how it sent Nintendo's stock skyrocketing; a look at the the decline of the U.S. textile industry and the many causes behind it; and how the smartphone became a symbol of resistance

Marketplace for Friday, July 8, 2016

Molly Wood talks with Dallas News reporter Naomi Martin about the deescalation tactics used by the city's police force and yesterday's Dallas sniper attack; Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary visits the prosperous German city to find out why these two sibling cities have such different views on the EU; and jobs report shows a strong 287,000 payroll increase in June, but how many jobs do we actually need?