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.
General Electric seeks to combine its oil-and-gas business with conglomerate Baker Hughes; Century Link, an internet, phone and cable company, is buying an internet data management company; Global trade is down; how the "bathroom bill" is affecting North Carolina small businesses; a new study finds discrimination in ride-shares; the recession is over, but in many states education spending has not recovered; and how Brexit may affect tea sales.
On today's show: new rules from the government on "predatory" colleges and big data. Plus, what would it actually take to "bring back" manufacturing? We talked with someone who did it. Finally, as always, we wrap up the week's business and economic news.
On today's show: Twitter layoffs, Zika funding and Donald Trump's "priceless" voter database. Plus: what it's like to be a political surrogate, one of the toughest campaign jobs that pays nothing.
Wall Street is spending big in this election, more employers are investing in liberal arts graduates and Amazon is trying to take on Macy's. Plus: Part two in our series on how the immigration fight is shaping work in Washington.
Two things that are about to get more expensive: World Series tickets and Obamacare premiums, but there's a little more to it than that. Plus: another installment of our election series "How the Deck is Stacked," looking at the immigrants employed by agriculture and tech in Washington state.
It's a big day for mergers and acquisitions: We're looking at whether the massive AT&T/Time Warner deal could get approval, plus TD Ameritrade's $4 billion Scottrade deal. Plus: ten years of Taylor Swift and a conversation with the CEO of YouTube.