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.
Global markets keep a watchful eye on China as the new year begins; how one town in the UK is acting as a "safe haven" for some Syrian refugees; and why Lyft is getting a lift from General Motors.
A street food favorite goes global; solar customers in Nevada see an increase in the price of utility bills; and consumers continue to avoid sugar.
Why the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl have been moved to New Year's Eve; how flooding on the Mississippi is devastating communities and affecting the shipping economy; and the man behind the confetti at the Times Square countdown.
One high school marching band's $1.2 million ticket to the Rose Parade; a $400 meal at Olive Garden on New Year's Eve; and a $1 billion Pep Boys deal.
Why Carl Icahn is upping his bid for Pep Boys; the 60-year-old airplane that still gets the job done; and how General Mills is taking a new approach at reaching customers.
A look at low prices in the commodity sector; why some people can legally be paid under minimum wage; and how some homes in Los Angeles are preparing for El Niño.