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 Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Venezuela's people face sky-high inflation and a scarcity of essential goods;  how celebrities are using meet-and-greets as a revenue stream; and  the world's first professor of comic books talks about the surprising role he's played in bringing Batman to film and television

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Teach for America just celebrated its 25th anniversary but it is struggling with recruitment and criticism; a look at the oil capital of Europe; and what goes into financing a terrorist operation?

Marketplace for Monday, March 21, 2016

The CEO of Valeant pharmaceuticals stepped down today after the company faces questions about pricing; paint company Sherwin-Williams is buying competitor Valspar to expand its market overseas; and at Duke University, the latest group of adjunct professors want to unionize.

Marketplace for Friday, March 18, 2016

How mid-life crisis can translate into financial crisis; a look at why so many hedge funds closed their doors in 2015; and the top economic news of the week with the weekly wrap. 

Marketplace for Thursday, March 17, 2016

As coal prices decline, bankruptcy looms for big coal producers; how Chipotle's brand faces changes after a series of noroviral outbreaks; and why weekly jobless reports matter

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Breaking down Janet Yellen's statement after today's Fed announcement; how companies decide where to list their shares; and how do people really feel about trade agreements?