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, September 21, 2016

Today on the show: new overtime rules, new questions about the Trump foundation, and a new voting block in one of the swinging-est swing states. Plus: We got a solemn reminder this week that many common kitchen items can be used to make bombs. Should the government be tracking pressure cooker sales? 


Marketplace for Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On today's show, we're looking at how government deals with big and growing business: taking back giant Wall Street bonuses, managing fleets of self-driving cars, and managing the pollutants that are, um, produced by dairy herds. Plus: what will happen to the already-growing market for pot as nine more states put recreational use on the ballot?

Marketplace for Monday, September 19, 2016

Why a boring part of the market is going crazy, how Amazon ran away with the Emmys and where a pipeline leak can slow down a whole region. Plus: how do dollar stores outrun inflation?

Marketplace for Friday, September 16, 2016

On today's show: Donald Trump promises large economic growth if he is elected president — we took a look at how much power the president actually has to effect the economy; Congress is considering legislation that protects coal workers' retirement benefits when the companies they worked for go bankrupt; and a special feature from APM Reports on human trafficking. 

Marketplace for Thursday, September 15, 2016

On today's show: Kai sits down with one of Secretary Clinton's economic policy advisors, Jacob Leibenluft, to talk about his candidates platform; why some Big Banks have started to chafe under stress test rules; and it's been three weeks but Samsung hasn't been able to lead a successful recall on their Galaxy Note 7 — Marketplace's Reema Khrais looks at how the company can stay afloat after this major mishap.

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On today's show: Uber rolls out its first fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Theresa May's approval of a new, Chinese-funded nuclear power plant on British soil creates controversy and Bloomberg's Paul Lukas talks to Marketplace about the government's role in regulating bacon packaging.