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: Donald Trump promises large economic growth if he is elected president — we took a look at how much power the president actually has to effect the economy; Congress is considering legislation that protects coal workers' retirement benefits when the companies they worked for go bankrupt; and a special feature from APM Reports on human trafficking.
On today's show: Kai sits down with one of Secretary Clinton's economic policy advisors, Jacob Leibenluft, to talk about his candidates platform; why some Big Banks have started to chafe under stress test rules; and it's been three weeks but Samsung hasn't been able to lead a successful recall on their Galaxy Note 7 — Marketplace's Reema Khrais looks at how the company can stay afloat after this major mishap.
On today's show: Uber rolls out its first fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Theresa May's approval of a new, Chinese-funded nuclear power plant on British soil creates controversy and Bloomberg's Paul Lukas talks to Marketplace about the government's role in regulating bacon packaging.
On today's show: The decline of retail banks, Instagram's new filter and homelessness in Hawaii. Plus: Our conversation with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.
On today's show: why the Fed could finally move on interest rates, why the Rams moved to LA and what's next for democratic Myanmar as it moves into the global market. Plus: Many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have embraced Hillary Clinton, but they aren't exactly rushing to donate.
On today's show, we look at two very different weeks for Samsung and Apple's smartphone business. Plus: lifeguards who buck the stereotype and why Trump's taxable income could be zero.