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.
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.
If this podcast got to you, then at least something's working right on what has been a very bad day for the internet. We'll talk about the DDoS attack that took out a bunch of popular websites. Plus, a big tobacco merger, floods in North Carolina and the Weekly Wrap.
With the third and final presidential debate in the books, all that's left are the SNL sketches, the hot takes and, oh yeah, the voting. We'll put some perspective on the national debt, see what it would actually take to start Trump TV and look at the "Nasty Hombre" merch that's already filling Etsy stores. Plus: If you can't make bail, are you being unfairly incarcerated? Lots of people think so, and the system is attracting more scrutiny.
Believe it or not, there's other stuff going on besides tonight's presidential debate. Today we have Saudi debt, bank profits and a ton of Netflix shows. Plus, more from our Marketplace-Edison Research poll.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine was in Detroit today talking about poverty. We got him on the phone to ask what makes a good job, how the Clinton administration would bring back disenfranchised voters and whether his parents could have made it in this economy. Plus, more from our economic anxiety survey and this year's down-ballot races.
In our latest poll with Edison Research, one in four people — and half of Donald Trump supporters — said they don't trust government unemployment data. Why? We're looking into it today, along with Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches. Plus, with three weeks to the election, you're probably hearing this a lot: "I'm so-and-so and I approve this message." What's that really mean? Where's it come from? That's the latest installment in our series "I've Always Wondered."