07-29-15 - Marketplace - Drone Highway07/30/15
Airing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Amazon has stepped up its push to get its delivery drones in the air. The idea is to create a drone highway from 200 to 400 feet above the earth. So what will that look like? We explore. Plus, Marketplace's Kai...
07-28-15 - Marketplace - Unfeeling Fed
Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: A key measure of consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data. Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they?...
07-27-15 - Marketplace - Funding fantasy sports
Airing on Monday, July 27, 2015:The fantasy sports website DraftKings has raised $300 million in new funding.Investing in these virtual leagues is becoming a way for TV sports networks to cash in on live programming and expand their footprint. Plus,...
07-24-15 - Marketplace - Amazon Expectations
Airing on Friday, July 24, 2015: Amazon reported earnings yesterday, and its stock price soared. Today it has a market value very similar to that of Wal-Mart. Yet Amazon’s quarterly profit was only a fraction of Wal-Mart's. How can that be?...
07-23-15 - Marketplace - Hospitals and insurers vie for...
Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015:Health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna are closing in on a $48 billion merger, just days after Aetna announced plans to acquire Humana for $37 billion. These deals could help insurers navigate the changes brought...
07-22-15 - Marketplace - Californias broken gas market
Airing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015:Global oil prices are half what they were a year ago, but you’d never know it in California, where regular gas is $4.50 a gallon. We explain California’s broken market, where special requirements for anti-smog gas...
07-21-15 - Marketplace - Rural Matchmaking
Airing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015: Rural states have a lot of jobs, but don't have the skilled or professional workers to fill them. That's why states like Wyoming, South Dakota and Idaho have recently started their own Tinder of sorts —job-matchmaking...
07-20-15 - Marketplace - PayPal goes public
Airing on Monday, July 20, 2015:The good news for Greece is that it got a bridge loan from its European partners last week. The bad news: Athens is sending that money right back out the door to pay off debts owed to the European Central Bank and the...
07-17-15 - Marketplace - Ad Opt-Out
Airing on Friday, July 17, 2015:Housing starts jumped in June, led by a 29 percent increase in apartment and condo construction. That creates fewer jobs than the single-family house market, but these monthly numbers are also highly volatile. Next:Word...
07-16-15 - Marketplace - Samsung Prepares For Merger Vote
Airing on Thursday, July 16, 2015: Canada weathered the financial crisis better than most countries, but it also went all in on oil production. So now that oil prices have fallen by half, the economy is also falling, and Canada is in recession. Plus:...
07-15-15 - Marketplace - IMF Calling for Greece Debt Relief
Airing on Friday, July 15, 2015:The International Monetary Fund says it won't support a Greek deal that doesn't include debt relief. We explain how debt relief works, and why it is a) so central to this issue, and b) so contentious, both economically...
07-14-15 - Marketplace - The Future of Greece and Iran
Airing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015:From Athens, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks to Nick Voglis, a sandwich-shop owner, about the changes to his business and life wrought by the Greek debt crisis. Plus,on the day a deal is announced with Iran, we look at...
07-13-15 - Marketplace - Live from Athens
Airing on Monday, July 13, 2015: Marketplace is reporting to you live from Greece, where we explore the details of the Greek bailout and talk to citizens about their struggles coping with the country's debt crisis. Plus: A look at Greece's currency...
07-10-15 - Marketplace - Mens Fashion Week
Airing on Friday, July 10, 2015:Following the hack at the Office of Personnel Management, we look at the state of the social security number: our lives are organized around it, but having one number also creates a big red target for hackers. And the...
07-09-15 - Marketplace - Early Movie Releases
Airing on Thursday, July 9, 2015:When asked how they want to die, most Americans say at home, surrounded by loved ones. But most Americans die in hospitals, intensive care units or nursing homes. That’s one of the reasons why Medicare’s decision to...
07-08-15 - Marketplace - Helium Reserve
Airing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015:The government has maintained a stockpile of helium for about 80 years now. And it’s the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill today, following an audit critical of the reserve in April. We look at why the government...
07-07-15 - Marketplace - Greeces Upside
Airing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015:Greece’s economy is terrible, almost like a country that's just lost a war. But say Greece got to hit a reset button. What would it have going for it? We survey its natural and human assets. Next:The trade deficit...
07-06-15 - Marketplace - Big Health Insurers
Airing on Monday, July 6, 2015:An audit of Blue Shield of California faulted the nonprofit health insurer for amassing a $4 billion surplus while failing to offer more affordable rates. The audit, the details of which were reported in the LA Times,...
07-03-15 - Marketplace - Greece votes
On today's show wrap up the week's business news, look at Phil Knight's impact on Nike and contemplate a massive heath care merger. Plus: a conversation with FCC chair Tom Wheeler and the new Battle of the Alamo.
07-02-15 - Marketplace - Budding Inventors
Airing on Thursday, July 2, 2015: One ofChicago's remaining black-owned banks is in danger of closing, a reality that's part of a national trend. Unlike the more segregated days when these banks were founded, African-American customers can now take...
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