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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our series "The Price of Profits" continues, as we explore why companies are gorging on their own shares and how the idea of "maximizing shareholder value" reshaped the pharmaceutical industry. Plus, an interview with chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Marketplace for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We take a look at how much an immigration ban proposed by Trump could cost the U.S. in tourism and business; tracing the history of how corporations made maximizing shareholder value their priority; and support for Brexit grows as Britain prepares to vote next week. 

Marketplace for Monday, June 13, 2016

How businesses who sell guns are reacting to the Orlando mass shooting and other shootings in the past; a look at the private-security market; and introducing our series "The Price of Profits," what happens when profits become a company’s product.

Marketplace for Friday, June 10, 2016

Five days of economic news in 4 (ish) minutes with the Weekly Wrap; an excerpt from our podcast on welfare, the Uncertain hour; and how Gawker ended up filing for bankruptcy. 

Marketplace for Thursday, June 9, 2016

The middle class is the most talked about group in the 2016 presidential election. But who are they? We take a look at the state of the middle class with our series "How the Deck is Stacked," a collaboration with PBS Newshour and Frontline.