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, May 6, 2016

Cleveland is renovating its downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, but the surround inner-city area isn't so lucky; the U.S. added 160,000 jobs in April, which shows a sluggish job market; and breaking down recent economic news with the Weekly Wrap 

Marketplace for Thursday, May 5, 2016

How new FDA regulations will impact the smoking industry; how the listeria outbreak in some frozen foods could be a business opportunity; and a low-income community in East Los Angeles is trying to fix its lead contamination problem.

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

If big money doesn't support Trump, does it stay home?; a look at the mechanics of counting votes; and Hulu announced it would offer a low-cost streaming package of television channels.

A machine to save the world

They said it couldn't be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that's hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The PR guy in charge of handling the non-public seats to Hamilton; an interview with actress Diane Guerrero about her new book "In The Country We Love: My Family Divided" explaining the impact her parent's deportation had on her childhood; and Aeropostale is the next mall chain geared toward teens to face bankruptcy.

Marketplace for Monday, May 2, 2016

The number of mattress stores is growing, it's estimated that the US will add 700 more in the next 5 years; a look at one of the major innovations of Bitcoin, their block-chain technology; and why government regulators seem to be looking at mega-mergers more closely these days.