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 Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Destructive torrential rains are causing widespread flooding in Louisiana and scientists expect these deluges to become more common as the atmosphere warms; why some Wall Street traders turn to performance coaches to help with the pressure of the job; and Kai talks to Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker for the latest installment of Corner Office. 

Marketplace for Monday, August 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke about foreign policy today, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams talks about how Trump's foreign policy might affect immigration and the economy; why credits cards that come with computer chips may not end credit-card hacks like we first thought they would; and an excerpt from our podcast "the Uncertain Hour."

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