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, March 28, 2016

Our latest "I've Always Wondered" series installment: how coupons work; the story of a iconic black hair brand; and Marriott and Anbang continue to battle it out over Starwood.

Marketplace for Friday, March 25, 2016

The popular German grocery store  aims to have 2,000 U.S. stores operating in the next couple years; Square is expanding from offering mobile payment services to small-business loans; and the weekly wrap of business and economics. 

Marketplace for Thursday, March 24, 2016

Breaking down why toppling Yahoo's entire board can be a challenge; how algorithms and big data can help musicians; and a look at a new report from Deptartment of Education on college completion rates for low-income students

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Venezuela's people face sky-high inflation and a scarcity of essential goods;  how celebrities are using meet-and-greets as a revenue stream; and  the world's first professor of comic books talks about the surprising role he's played in bringing Batman to film and television

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Teach for America just celebrated its 25th anniversary but it is struggling with recruitment and criticism; a look at the oil capital of Europe; and what goes into financing a terrorist operation?

Marketplace for Monday, March 21, 2016

The CEO of Valeant pharmaceuticals stepped down today after the company faces questions about pricing; paint company Sherwin-Williams is buying competitor Valspar to expand its market overseas; and at Duke University, the latest group of adjunct professors want to unionize.