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.
Why did consumer prices go up in April? Plus, Twitter messes with its core feature. We're also talking about the future of computing with HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler and all about Donald Trump's legacy.
Venture capitalism is open to more than just the rich. Plus, why guessing oil prices is as easy as guessing the weather and tales from China's Street of Eternal Happiness.
Is the heyday of hedge funds over? we look at how competition is making the job of hedge fund manager less lucrative; San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art is reopening after renovations, the museum is trying to get people to look up from their phones in one of the most distracted cities in the world; and the Weekly Wrap of the last few days in economic news.
Why Target has teamed up with researchers to determine what makes people buy groceries; Instagram updated its logo, and received a loud and grumpy response, we look at what's behind the logo change; and Krissy Clark, host of Marketplace's Uncertain Hour podcast, talks to Kai about welfare reform, 20 years later.
Kai talks to Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about Facebook's Trending Topics sidebar and it's role in distributing media; why impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff might be a good thing for their economy; and a look at troubling statistics about the increasing homeless population in Los Angeles.
Meet the mothers who've relied on welfare through the decades.