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.
An interview with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers about the upcoming interest rate hike; how the LAUSD shutdown affected parents' work days; and the effort to restore ties between U.S. and Cuba baseball programs.
A look deep into the Porter Ranch gas leak as it approaches its eighth week of spewing methane; why China can't seem to make a good ball point pen; and what exactly is a junk bond? Marketplace explains.
Why UPS may fall behind on shipping this holiday season; after 51 years as a Christmas special, Rudolph the reindeer still shines; and a look back on this week in business and finance.
An interview with outgoing United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Chipotle's attempt to recover from numerous virus breakouts; and how mass shootings impact gun sales.
An interview with Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle, a journalist trying to "unmask" the creator of Bitcoin; a look at the state of affirmative action in wake of today's Supreme Court hearing; and how a startup is changing the consulting industry.
The legal battle for the 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Colombia; Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about Google's new private medical research company; and how low oil prices might cause some companies to stop drilling.