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.
Why Target has teamed up with researchers to determine what makes people buy groceries; Instagram updated its logo, and received a loud and grumpy response, we look at what's behind the logo change; and Krissy Clark, host of Marketplace's Uncertain Hour podcast, talks to Kai about welfare reform, 20 years later.
Kai talks to Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about Facebook's Trending Topics sidebar and it's role in distributing media; why impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff might be a good thing for their economy; and a look at troubling statistics about the increasing homeless population in Los Angeles.
Meet the mothers who've relied on welfare through the decades.
The Food and Drug Administration is working on redefining the term "healthy," we look at what that means for food producers; Kai talks to the CEO of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for the latest installment of the Corner Office podcast; and how consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce, leading malls and department stores to pursue creative tactics to bring in foot traffic.
West Virginia's primary is around the corner, and it's stirred up questions about the state's coal mining industry; Kai discusses Donald Trump's stance on the country's economic debt; and the competitive business of Hollywood bus tours.
Cleveland is renovating its downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, but the surround inner-city area isn't so lucky; the U.S. added 160,000 jobs in April, which shows a sluggish job market; and breaking down recent economic news with the Weekly Wrap