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 Monday, November 7, 2016

They're just one day left til the election, but both candidates are still hitting up voters for money. What do they spend it on this late in the game? Plus, climate change has been largely ignored during the presidential election, but local campaigns are another matter entirely. Also: Latino voters are considered a prized voting bloc in many battleground states, but many opinion polls leave them off. Why? Finally, because we need a little escapism this late in the campaign: "Doctor Strange" pulled in $85 million at the box office this weekend, cementing Marvel's reputation for pitching D-List comics heroes at a general audience.

Marketplace for Friday, November 4, 2016

Four days from Election Day, and it's the calm before the storm — or it would be, if there weren't a jobs report to talk about! We'll get to that in the Weekly Wrap, plus wages. We'll also talk about the fight for a higher minimum wage in Florida and how it could affect turnout Tuesday. Finally, a long conversation with "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins.  

Marketplace for Thursday, November 3, 2016

On today's show we're looking at a lot of big money: The Cubs won their first World Series in more than a century — who gets the cash prize? TV and radio stations are raking in cash from a wild and historic election season — where's all that money coming from? Finally, oh yeah, the U.K. is leaving the EU — what's left to decide before the Brexit officially begins? Plus, how low crop prices hurt farm towns, and what it's like to run a multi-million dollar company with just one product. 

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For the first time in 30 years, banks didn't make up the majority of mortgages last quarter. Is that risky for the economy? Speaking of economic anxiety, many traders are hedging a week before election day as polls tighten up. Plus, a little-known reason for sky-high student debt.

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Open enrollment started today for Obamacare and many employer-provided health care plans. About half of Americans get their insurance through work — with Obamacare premiums spiking, how are they doing? Plus, with Hillary Clinton's emails in the news again (and again, and again), we gotta ask: do you know how secure your work emails are? Plus, Arizona is reliably red, but this election its up for grabs, and both campaigns are spending big to get out the vote. Finally, a conversation with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

Marketplace for Monday, October 31, 2016

General Electric seeks to combine its oil-and-gas business with conglomerate Baker Hughes; Century Link, an internet, phone and cable company, is buying an internet data management company; Global trade is down; how the "bathroom bill" is affecting North Carolina small businesses; a new study finds discrimination in ride-shares; the recession is over, but in many states education spending has not recovered; and how Brexit may affect tea sales.