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.
On today's show: President-elect Trump has talked a lot about changing trade deals and tariffs, we take a look at how much a president can actually change U.S. trade policy with just the stroke of a pen. Also, why blocking the Dakota Access pipeline is likely to remain a victory for its opponents only until the Trump administration takes office. Lastly, have you ever wondered how apparel companies decide sizes for clothing? We have answers.
On today's show: We're joined by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal for the Weekly Wrap. Also, jobs numbers are out for the month of November — they're looking good, but not all jobs were created equal in this market. We look at what the job market looks like for skilled and unskilled workers. Lastly, President-elect Trump has nominated retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. We talk with military expert Dr. Emily Simpson about why she thinks Mattis is not a good fit for this role.
On today's show: Despite the deal struck by Carrier and President-elect Trump, more Carrier jobs are leaving Indiana than are staying. We look at the larger corporate strategy of jobs leaving the country and automation. Also: Another installment in our series How the Deck is Stacked, in partnership with Frontline and PBS. Finally: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman apologized yesterday for secretly editing comments in a community thread for supporters of President-elect Trump and vowed to take a tougher stance on some of the site's "toxic users."
On today's show: A special mid-weekly wrap with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Felix Salmon of Fusion about President-elect Donald Trump's nominations for Treasury and Commerce secretary. We talk about President-elect Trump saying that he would leave his business "in total" and how Treasury Secretary appointee, Steve Mnuchin, could most directly influence our personal economies is in his oversight of mortgage lending policy. Also: An investigative piece from Marketplace and APM reports that found last minute changes to an EPA fracking study downplayed the risks of water pollution.
After getting their clocks cleaned a few weeks ago, do Democrats need to rebrand? Plus, as Donald Trump picks his secretaries for Health and Human Services and the Treasury, we look at Tom Price's record and Indiana's Medicaid program.
We're looking ahead to three important policy discussions under President-elect Donald Trump: America's relationship with Cuba, tax reform under a GOP Congress and infrastructure spending as an economic stimulus. Plus: Cottage cheese wants to be the new Greek yogurt.