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, we look at two very different weeks for Samsung and Apple's smartphone business. Plus: lifeguards who buck the stereotype and why Trump's taxable income could be zero.
New anti-discrimination policies at Airbnb, new oil in West Texas and a new, post-software HP. Plus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and why investors are falling back in love with junk bonds.
Today we've got: a new iPhone, but no headphone jack; record high job openings, but no raises to match; and a bunch of car loans, but a lot of subprime borrowers. We'll break it all down, plus: the cost of criminalizing disability.
Congress is "back to school" today, and already facing a big deadline. On the other hand, ITT Technical Institutes, abruptly cancelled classes for good, and now students are scrambling. Plus: Goldman Sachs is swearing off political donations, but that might be the best way to get what they want anyway. Finally: where does infrastructure spending get you the biggest bang for your buck?
We talked to a doctor that treated Mother Teresa and asked what it was like to tend to someone always tending to others; Marketplace's Amy Scott talks about the top issues to keep an eye on this school year; and why Obama's trip to Laos matters.
The last five days of economic news in five minutes for the Weekly Wrap; Samsung has recalled 2.5 million of its new smartphones because some of their batteries have caught fire while charging. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman takes a look at why batteries keeps causing technology recalls; Kai talks to Meathead Goldwyn, owner of AmazingRibs.com about equipment, changes in the industry, and why you should grill fish with mayonnaise.