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: legal Cuban cigars, reclaimed mines, pesky ad blockers and a former internet giant sold at a deep discount. Plus: segregation is on the rise in public schools, and districts are trying to figure out how to stop it. Finally, as always we wrap up the week in business and economic news.
Our new poll shows economic anxiety is up, and one in four Americans don't trust economic stats coming from the government. Plus: is the Trump brand dying, or just changing? Finally, the scandal is far from over for Wells Fargo — fired employees are suing.
On today's show: With CEO John Strumpf out, can Wells Fargo move past scandal? Plus: a visit to a Ford plant with CEO Mark Fields and a conversation with Bryan Cranston.
What today's ruling means for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what Obama's editorial means for our mission to Mars and how Alan Greenspan transformed the Fed. Plus: one sheriff's office used to destroy guns used in a crime. Now, it auctions them off.
Wow, what a weekend. Today we're looking on how down-ballot Republican candidates might be affected by Trump's debate performance and the now-infamous tape of him making extremely vulgar comments about women in 2005. Plus: Believe it or not there was some economic talk in last night's debate. Weirdly, a lot of it was about "carried interest." We'll talk about what that is and why you should care. Finally, a look at this year's Nobel prize for economics, which actually went to some research the layperson can understand.
On today's show: Amid a nasty hurricane season, why is our power grid so vulnerable? Sunday's presidential debate in St. Louis will be a town hall full of undecided voters, so how are Missourians feeling? Plus, we break down the pros and cons of running for president as a businessman and discuss the week in economic news.