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.

Recent Episodes

Marketplace for Friday, December 9, 2016

The economy is continuing to digest President-elect Donald Trump's appointments, and Congress is is trying to figure out what he'll mean for pension funds. We'll look and both issues as we recap the latest in our Weekly Wrap. Plus: how'd velvet become the festive fabric of choice? 

Marketplace for Thursday, December 8, 2016

Trump says he wants to "prime the pump" and with infrastructure spending, but what happens when you stimulate an economy that's already stimulated? For that matter, how will an attorney general who's spent his career fighting the EPA run it? We look into both questions, plus vaping and the Oscars for money.

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A new poll found most Americans give President-elect Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt on potential conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, Trump selected a China ambassador today, and many workers are getting overtime pay even though the White House's new rules are on hold. Plus: Silicon Valley thinks it may have a solution for the job destruction it helped create. 

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We start the show with, yes, a bit about Boeing, Air Force One and governing by tweet. Plus, as tweets come out of Trump Tower, Secretary of State candidates are still filing in. We'll talk about the economic portfolio of the nation's top diplomat, plus our relationship with China. Plus, what 100 different jobs tell us about why we work.

Marketplace for Monday, December 5, 2016

On today's show: President-elect Trump has talked a lot about changing trade deals and tariffs, we take a look at how much a president can actually change U.S. trade policy with just the stroke of a pen.  Also, why blocking the Dakota Access pipeline is likely to remain a victory for its opponents only until the Trump administration takes office. Lastly, have you ever wondered how apparel companies decide sizes for clothing? We have answers. 

Marketplace for Friday, December 2, 2016

On today's show: We're joined by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap.  Also, jobs numbers are out for the month of November — they're looking good, but not all jobs were created equal in this market. We look at what the job market looks like for skilled and unskilled workers. Lastly, President-elect Trump has nominated retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. We talk with military expert Dr. Emily Simpson about why she thinks Mattis is not a good fit for this role.