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.
Tthe island needs to make a $422 million dollars payment on its bonds, but it’s a payment it can't afford; Facebook will create a new class of share to sell to investors that don't give investors voting power; and how the Halloween "scare industry" is at work year-round
Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.
An interview with Yanis Varoufakis the former finance minister of Greece; why the nation's highest-producing oilfield in west Texas hasn't seen a drop in production until now; and how unseasonably warm weather is affecting blueberry farmers
Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.
Beyonce just expanded her empire with another surprise album release; the probability of the Ted Cruz/John Kasich game theory working in their favor; and why SNL is cutting down on ads, opting for "sponsored content."
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