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.
The latest installment of Corner Office with Izumi Kajimoto, the CEO of Stetson, about how she's using classic Americana to sell hats and more in the 21st century; how oil workers that were laid off after the recent drop in oil prices are flocking to Texas' growing solar energy sector; and Verizon is willing to pay $3 billion for yahoo, but how did they arrive at the number and what exactly are they getting?
China's high levels of steel production have caused a global glut, and that's not good for their economy or anyone else's; weighing the economic impact of the UK leaving the EU with the Brexit vote a few weeks away; and the story of one hedge fund manager who quit Wall Street to make art.
Why elections are bad news for the economy; people in Colorado can now legally collect water in a rain barrel; and breaking down the jobs report with the Weekly Wrap.
The ride-share app Uber has secured a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia; Truck divers are striking over employment status, Marketplace's Andy Uhler takes a look at how the debate is affecting the six hundred billion dollar industry; and how thirty-somethings in Oakland have developed co-ops in response to the lack of affordable housing.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns that the global economy is falling into a "low growth trap;" Disney order's reportedly orders re-shoots for the new Star Wars movie, "Rogue One;" and Marketplace's Rob Schmitz follows up with one of the women profiled in his new book "Street if Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams along a Shanghai Road"
Today's episode goes inside Verizon's American call centers and inside the heads of American consumers. Plus: Only about half of welfare funding actually goes to cash assistance, work or child care. What happens to the rest?