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.
Popular television series, like The Bachelor and The Walking Dead, have introduced after shows that draw in big ratings and social media engagement; Uber's $100 million settlement with its drivers has turned the spotlight on to the rise of the gig economy; and President Obama spoke in London today, urging the United Kingdom not to withdraw from the European Union
Reflecting on the legacy of cultural icon Prince; a look at Shakespeare's economic impact 400 years after his death; and how jobs figures from the Labor Department show weekly applications for jobless benefits fell to the lowest reading since November 1973
How start-ups and farmers are working together to grow the cannabis business; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20; and how Japan's baby problem is tied to the country's cultural ideas about the workplace.
Visa announced that it will try to cut down the delay at checkout lines by upgrading chip-enabled credit card readers; why some sponsors have yet to commit to the Republican National Convention; and how Mexican officials are cutting down on pollution by regulating traffic
Some factory jobs are returning from offshore outsourcing but many aren't convinced it will help the manufacturing sector much; how Venezuela's oil-dependent economy is hurting the country's agricultural sector; and how Verizon's pursuit of Yahoo is a rebranding effort
Today, we're chatting with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker about the TPP. Plus, a few underwater homeowners get room to breathe and why there's no such thing as free shipping.