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, September 6, 2016

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?

Marketplace for Monday, September 5, 2016

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. 

Marketplace for Friday, September 2, 2016

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 about equipment, changes in the industry, and why you should grill fish with mayonnaise.

Marketplace for Thursday, September 1, 2016

Apple's tax bill, SpaceX's explosive setback and a whole lot of "Minions" merch. Plus: A day after Trump's big immigration speech, a look at the immigration policies the next president will inherit.

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mr. Trump goes to Mexico, the sinking shipping industry and sinking oil prices. Plus: only one of Dallas' top-100 CEOs is a woman, and everything you need to know about Trump's national finance chairman Steven Mnuchin. 

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Apple's $14.5 billion tax bill, when "publish or perish" runs afoul of the law and a conversation with Delta's new CEO. Plus: the third and final entry in our series about Florida's prison problem. When the state is short corrections officers, and can't retain the ones they have, what happens to inmates?