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, May 10, 2016

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. 

Marketplace for Monday, May 9, 2016

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. 

Marketplace for Friday, May 6, 2016

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 

Marketplace for Thursday, May 5, 2016

How new FDA regulations will impact the smoking industry; how the listeria outbreak in some frozen foods could be a business opportunity; and a low-income community in East Los Angeles is trying to fix its lead contamination problem.

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

If big money doesn't support Trump, does it stay home?; a look at the mechanics of counting votes; and Hulu announced it would offer a low-cost streaming package of television channels.

A machine to save the world

They said it couldn't be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that's hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.