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

12/21/16: What energy independence really means

Can audio go viral? It's a tough nut to crack, but Facebook is trying. Then, Obama is shoring up his environmental legacy with a host of new drilling bans. What's that mean for energy independence, and is that something the U.S. even wants? Plus, Big Food's existential crisis and an interview with the CEO of Bandcamp.

12/20/16: Do we need the World Trade Organization?

Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn't like our current trade agreements, and he's not fond of big international institutions. So what happens if the U.S. leaves the World Trade Organization? We'll look into that, plus we'll go behind the scenes of New York's famous holiday window displays, and chat with DSC Logistics CEO Ann Drake about how being a woman in the C-suite has changed.

Marketplace for Monday, December 19, 2016

Following the theme of his administration so far, President-elect Donald Trump (it's official now) has named a budget hawk to the budget office. Also, we continue our coverage of Dayton, Ohio with two small business owners who have very different takes on Trump. Plus, why women may make better doctors and the taxes Apple doesn't want to pay a country that doesn't want them.

Marketplace for Friday, December 16, 2016

Yesterday, President Obama vowed to punish Russia for its recent cyber attacks. But the U.S. and the E.U. have already imposed sanctions on Russia dating back to 2014, so what other measures could the U.S. take? Also, the steel mills of Granite City, Illinois have seen lots of layoffs over the past few years. Many of the workers are still unemployed, but are hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump will fulfill his promise to bring their jobs back, can he keep his promise? Finally, we look back on the last five days of economic news with the Weekly Wrap. 

Marketplace for Thursday, December 15, 2016

Today we're tracking the fallout of the Fed's rate hike decision through the global bond market. Plus, after learning earlier this year half a billion Yahoo users were hacked, and the revelation another billion were hacked in 2013 — who still uses Yahoo anyway? Finally, we'll look at the economics of gift wrapping and the secondary market for sneakers.

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

So the Fed came in under the wire and finally raised rates by a quarter percent.  So what's the big deal? Then: President-elect Donald Trump met with leaders from big tech companies in New York today. Given how little we know about Trump's tech policy, what's the meeting mean? Plus, Homer Simpson's many jobs and why some advertisers are sitting out the Super Bowl.