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.
Vice President Joe Biden might have to look to big data in the "moon shot" to cure cancer; how airlines are benefiting from cheap jet fuel; and what happens to the LA river when it rains in SoCal?
Looking ahead at tonight's State of the Union address with former White House speechwriter, James Fallows; an interview with Fred Armisen about Broadway Video's new Latino comedy venture; and how Oakland is struggling to maintain it's identity as gentrification continues to grow.
How are global markets coping at China continues its nosedive; what happens when college is too expensive for applicants; and who really wins when someone finally hits the lottery jackpot?
A look back at the ups and downs in the first week of 2016; the Saudi national oil company considers going public; and why jobs are up but wages are not.
A look at the Chinese economy from the stock market to commodities; how an after-school program in Silicon Valley is preparing the cybersecurity programmers of tomorrow; and the rap album dedicated to public radio.
Why an isolated and sanctioned North Korea is still getting by; how the business of personal grooming products for men is a culture shift; and Twitter might be expanding character limit for tweets, but that's okay.