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.
New anti-discrimination policies at Airbnb, new oil in West Texas and a new, post-software HP. Plus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and why investors are falling back in love with junk bonds.
Today we've got: a new iPhone, but no headphone jack; record high job openings, but no raises to match; and a bunch of car loans, but a lot of subprime borrowers. We'll break it all down, plus: the cost of criminalizing disability.
Congress is "back to school" today, and already facing a big deadline. On the other hand, ITT Technical Institutes, abruptly cancelled classes for good, and now students are scrambling. Plus: Goldman Sachs is swearing off political donations, but that might be the best way to get what they want anyway. Finally: where does infrastructure spending get you the biggest bang for your buck?
We talked to a doctor that treated Mother Teresa and asked what it was like to tend to someone always tending to others; Marketplace's Amy Scott talks about the top issues to keep an eye on this school year; and why Obama's trip to Laos matters.
The last five days of economic news in five minutes for the Weekly Wrap; Samsung has recalled 2.5 million of its new smartphones because some of their batteries have caught fire while charging. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman takes a look at why batteries keeps causing technology recalls; Kai talks to Meathead Goldwyn, owner of AmazingRibs.com about equipment, changes in the industry, and why you should grill fish with mayonnaise.
Apple's tax bill, SpaceX's explosive setback and a whole lot of "Minions" merch. Plus: A day after Trump's big immigration speech, a look at the immigration policies the next president will inherit.