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.
A look at the Chinese economy from the stock market to commodities; how an after-school program in Silicon Valley is preparing the cybersecurity programmers of tomorrow; and the rap album dedicated to public radio.
Why an isolated and sanctioned North Korea is still getting by; how the business of personal grooming products for men is a culture shift; and Twitter might be expanding character limit for tweets, but that's okay.
Obama singled out gun dealers in today's press conference, we take a look at who can sell guns; how the strong dollar hurts tourism in America; and why do so many people love Glass-Steagall Act?
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.