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.
Why the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl have been moved to New Year's Eve; how flooding on the Mississippi is devastating communities and affecting the shipping economy; and the man behind the confetti at the Times Square countdown.
One high school marching band's $1.2 million ticket to the Rose Parade; a $400 meal at Olive Garden on New Year's Eve; and a $1 billion Pep Boys deal.
Why Carl Icahn is upping his bid for Pep Boys; the 60-year-old airplane that still gets the job done; and how General Mills is taking a new approach at reaching customers.
A look at low prices in the commodity sector; why some people can legally be paid under minimum wage; and how some homes in Los Angeles are preparing for El Niño.
Marketplace's entertainment correspondent Adriene Hill guest hosts; a look inside the quickly growing charity start-up space; why bosses are jerks; and a bus tour with Lowe's executives through underdeveloped communities.
The NBA will run ads during their Christmas games featuring players speaking against gun violence; how an increase in minimum wage in California affects the cost of child care; and a look back on the week that was in business and economics.