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.
One high school marching band's $1.2 million ticket to the Rose Parade; a $400 meal at Olive Garden on New Year's Eve; and a $1 billion Pep Boys deal.
Why Carl Icahn is upping his bid for Pep Boys; the 60-year-old airplane that still gets the job done; and how General Mills is taking a new approach at reaching customers.
A look at low prices in the commodity sector; why some people can legally be paid under minimum wage; and how some homes in Los Angeles are preparing for El Niño.
Marketplace's entertainment correspondent Adriene Hill guest hosts; a look inside the quickly growing charity start-up space; why bosses are jerks; and a bus tour with Lowe's executives through underdeveloped communities.
The NBA will run ads during their Christmas games featuring players speaking against gun violence; how an increase in minimum wage in California affects the cost of child care; and a look back on the week that was in business and economics.
What new home sales mean for the economy; why Disney is still struggling, even though it's with the Force; and a look at airplane boarding with the latest installment of "I've always wondered.."