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.
Happy Thanksgiving! On today's show we're straddling turkey day and Black Friday with stories about football, gift cards and Ikea. Plus, a farm program in southern Oregon that lets former drug addicts grow nutritious food for their families.
Holiday gift trends, regulating poultry prices, and an interview with "Codebreaker" host Ben Johnson about whether VR can save us.
Turn to article one, section nine, clause eight — we're talking about economics and constitutional law today. In particular, we're looking at the emoluments clause, and how it may or may not apply to President-elect Donald Trump. Plus, Trump's YouTube video, TPP and how markets messed up predicting the election. Finally, a conversation with JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison.
On today's show we talk about the tax code and Republicans' chance to change it. Also, this election cycle was dominated by the phrase "white working class voters," we take a look at who exactly those people are. Finally, a look at retail ahead of holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation has offered optimistic sales forecasts for the holiday season, but uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump; now he's the president-elect's pic for attorney general. We'll talk about what that means for Trump's immigration policies. Then: Trump's conflict of interest issues are serious, and they're not going away. Should he sell everything? Finally, we look at the women "Star Wars" has overlooked (until now) and of, course, wrap up the week in business news.
We're talking a lot about Trump's infrastructure plan: what are his priorities and would his voters support it? Plus, high housing starts, low oil prices and Too Big To Fail.