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 we talk about the tax code and Republicans' chance to change it. Also, this election cycle was dominated by the phrase "white working class voters," we take a look at who exactly those people are. Finally, a look at retail ahead of holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation has offered optimistic sales forecasts for the holiday season, but uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump; now he's the president-elect's pic for attorney general. We'll talk about what that means for Trump's immigration policies. Then: Trump's conflict of interest issues are serious, and they're not going away. Should he sell everything? Finally, we look at the women "Star Wars" has overlooked (until now) and of, course, wrap up the week in business news.
We're talking a lot about Trump's infrastructure plan: what are his priorities and would his voters support it? Plus, high housing starts, low oil prices and Too Big To Fail.
This season on our tech podcast "Codebreaker," we're asking: "Can it save us?" In this special preview of the first episode, you'll hear about a toddler who saved her mother's life with Siri, a man whose mysterious ailment opened up a world of voice recognition technology and a dating service that wants to scan the faces of all your exes. Listen, decode, and decide: Can recognition software save us?
The surging dollar is going to make job creation more complicated under President-elect Trump. Plus, the question isn't "when will we run out of oil?" It's "when will we need to stop pumping so much?" Finally, a conversation with Anna Kendrick.
Facebook and Google are figuring out how to handle fake news. Plus, we look at Donald Trump's conflicts of interest and James Fallows tells us about the president-elect's relationship with China. Finally, two voters in Alabama reflect on the election.