Marketplace

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 Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The S&P 500 hit a record high yesterday, while the bond market has yields at record lows — what that means for the economy; a look at the value of Sanders supporters and whether or not their enthusiasm can be transferred to the Clinton campaign; and why hoverboards have to be certified by the Underwriters Laboratories

Marketplace for Monday, July 11, 2016

We explain the Pokemon Go craze and how it sent Nintendo's stock skyrocketing; a look at the the decline of the U.S. textile industry and the many causes behind it; and how the smartphone became a symbol of resistance

Marketplace for Friday, July 8, 2016

Molly Wood talks with Dallas News reporter Naomi Martin about the deescalation tactics used by the city's police force and yesterday's Dallas sniper attack; Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary visits the prosperous German city to find out why these two sibling cities have such different views on the EU; and jobs report shows a strong 287,000 payroll increase in June, but how many jobs do we actually need?

Marketplace for Thursday, July 7, 2016

Molly Wood talks to Wall Street Journal Tech Reporter Deepa Seetharaman about the role social media companies play when they host video live stream fatal police shootings; a look at the history of infographics; and the last installment of the Uncertain Hour series on how welfare spending contributed to a shift away from community colleges and into short term degree programs.

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Investors have rushed to buy gold in the wake of Brexit, why investors continue to put their money in this mineral; After the Pulse Nightclub shooting some people in Orlando fear they may see less Brazilians, one of the city's largest Latin American tourist groups; and how Ulta cosmetics is opening more brick-and-mortar stores in a time when so many other retailers are struggling to keep their doors open.