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.
The Department of Justice is reportedly planning to block two giant health insurance merger deals, Aetna $37 billion deal with Humana, and Anthem's $48 billion deal with Cigna; how college campuses are using big data to understand why students drop out and how to prevent it; and what is life like for Greek workers one year after Greece decided not to exit the European Union?
We continue our election coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio; an interview with the President of Scott Free Productions for the latest installment of Corner Office; and landowners in West Texas have won millions of dollars in a settlement against a U.S. natural pipeline company that took their lands through the practice of eminent domain.
Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from the Republican National Convention and what's to come from Marketplace's new podcast, "Politics Inside Out;" why Roger Ailes may soon be out as head of Fox News; and the second part of our story from the other Cleveland — Cleveland, Mississippi, Kai talks with locals and civil rights activists about why the state still struggles with and race economic equality.
The last five days of economic news in five minutes with the Weekly Wrap; the latest installment of our election series with Frontline and PBS NewsHour, How the Deck is Stacked; and settling charges that the company had misled consumers, the FTC fined Herbalife $200 million dollars and mandated that the company share data about its sales.
Oil producers are using more efficient technology that allows them to make a profit drilling for oil when the price is as low as $60 a barrel; Our latest economic anxiety poll found nearly 25 percent of people said its been more than five years since they took a week-long vacation; and Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show about the 2016 election and how he covers politics on his show.
Germany's 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday; Theresa May took office today as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister — we take a look at her economic policies; and is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?