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.
What today's ruling means for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what Obama's editorial means for our mission to Mars and how Alan Greenspan transformed the Fed. Plus: one sheriff's office used to destroy guns used in a crime. Now, it auctions them off.
Wow, what a weekend. Today we're looking on how down-ballot Republican candidates might be affected by Trump's debate performance and the now-infamous tape of him making extremely vulgar comments about women in 2005. Plus: Believe it or not there was some economic talk in last night's debate. Weirdly, a lot of it was about "carried interest." We'll talk about what that is and why you should care. Finally, a look at this year's Nobel prize for economics, which actually went to some research the layperson can understand.
On today's show: Amid a nasty hurricane season, why is our power grid so vulnerable? Sunday's presidential debate in St. Louis will be a town hall full of undecided voters, so how are Missourians feeling? Plus, we break down the pros and cons of running for president as a businessman and discuss the week in economic news.
On today's show: Hurricane Matthew's path of destruction, working conditions and McDonald's and yet more exploding phones. Plus: How do you find unregistered voters? It ain't cheap.
On today's show, batting down the hatches for Hurricane Matthew, what $100,000 in student debt feels like and who on earth might buy Twitter. Plus: a conversation with Ev Williams, CEO of Medium and a co-founder of Twitter.
On today's show: everything you need to know about Yahoo's NSA controversy, Trump's "fiduciary responsibility" and the IMF's annual meeting. Plus, a conversation with Sophia Amoruso, the multi-hyphenate behind Nasty Gal and #GirlBoss.