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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

04/25/2017: It's tax plan eve

President Trump's tax plan will either be the best thing for the economy since sliced bread (or something), or it'll blow the deficit to kingdom come. It kinda just depends on your perspective right now. We'll look at the arguments for the sliced bread side ahead of the president's announcement tomorrow. Then: Did anyone expect Canada to attract Trump's trade-policy wrath? Wilbur Ross said today there won't be a trade war, but there's gonna be collateral damage. Plus, we'll talk with Dave Eggers about his book "The Circle" as the movie version heads to theaters.

04/24/2017: Americans are less anxious — except for millennials

It's a big week for the American economy. Forget that much-rumored but unlikely vote on the GOP health care plan for a minute. Let's talk about something that's at least somewhat in the White House's control, kind of: Is the government going to shut down Friday night? What's going on with tax reform? We talked with Kevin Brady, Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Plus, what's ahead for net neutrality under this administration. Then: We have the latest numbers back from our Economic Anxiety survey. Turns out Americans are less anxious overall, but millennials are the big exception.

04/24/2017: American's are less anxious — except for millennials

It's a big week for the American economy. Forget that much-rumored but unlikely vote on the GOP healthcare plan for a minute. Let's talk about something that's at least somewhat in the White House's control, kind of: is the government going to shut down Friday night? What's going on with tax reform? We talked with Kevin Brady, republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Plus, what's ahead for net neutrality under this administration. Then: We have the latest numbers back from our first Economic Anxiety Survey. Turns out Americans are less anxious overall, but millennials are the big exception.

04/21/2017: Facts still matter

President Trump said today his tax reform plan is gonna be ready on Wednesday. While we're waiting, it's worth talking about where exactly our tax dollars are going. A new website called USAFacts is trying to help folks get their hands on all that data. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is behind it, and he came on to chat. Plus: The Trump administration is taking on inversions and Canadian dairy trade rules while France takes on globalization. And, as always, we recap the week in economic news in about five minutes or less.

04/20/2017: Frexit?

This has been a relatively low-key week in Washington, politics-wise. Congress has been on recess and the president has been in and out of town. Left behind have been staffers at agencies and offices that do the work that helps the government work, among them the Congressional Budget Office and its director, Keith Hall. The CBO and it analysis work were thrown in the spotlight during the recent healthcare debate and non-vote. We'll talk with Hall about all of it. Then we'll look at the state of politics in France, where the upcoming presidential election finds voters turning against the EU. Plus: Google, which makes billions from ad sales, is said to be considering an ad-blocking feature for its Chrome web browser.

04/19/2017: Facebook wants to see everything you see, that's all.

F8, Facebook's annual conference for software developers, wraps up today. There’s usually a lot of ooh-ing and aah-ing over whatever it is that Mark Zuckerberg introduces.  Not so, this year. We talked with tech corespondent Molly Wood about reaction and company's augmented reality ambitions. Then, we travel to Janesville, Wisconsin, hometown of Speaker Paul Ryan and the site of an all-to-familiar American story. Plus, a conversation with 23andMe's CEO about genetics and data.
Facebook wants to see everything you see