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.
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.
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.
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.
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?