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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org

Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org
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Los Angeles, CA

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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org

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English

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261 South Figueroa Street #200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3500


Episodes

How to be a chef, just in time

11/20/2018
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We have a series around here called "How to Be a ..." where notable people tell us how they got their interesting jobs. Today, just in time for the holiday, we have Dominique Crenn. "Not everybody understands how to cook ... they don't have to know how to cook," she says about people who work in her restaurants. "But I hope they can know how to eat." But first: American household debt has reached a record high, topping its previous peak in 2008. We'll look at what that means for the holiday...

Duration:00:28:01

No one stock should have all that power

11/19/2018
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Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested by Japanese prosecutors, accused of underreporting his income. As the board at Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi votes on dropping Ghosn, industry experts are wondering if CEOs are holding too much power. Then: Why the rest of the stock market could follow Apple's decline. Plus, how food delivery is changing restaurants and how to make a living designing jewelry.

Duration:00:27:41

A little oil, a little Brexit and some puppets

11/16/2018
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This week had a bit of it all — tumultuous Brexit negotiations, a swing in oil prices and conversations about shifts in currency — so we break it down in the Weekly Wrap. We also talk about Apple’s new partnership with A24 (of "Moonlight" and "Lady Bird" fame) alongside the news of mortgage lenders like Wells Fargo laying off employees. Then, in our latest segment of How We Changed, we talk to a woman with a master's degree in puppet arts from the University of Connecticut. Lastly, how empty...

Duration:00:28:20

Is it too early to talk holiday sales?

11/15/2018
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Nahhhh. With the holidays right around the corner, and ads inundating our collective consciousness, we try to figure out why deals are everywhere. But first, the British pound has fallen nearly 2 percent against the dollar amid shaky Brexit negotiations. What exactly are the markets trying to tell us? Then: a story about the state of temporary work in the years before and after the Great Recession. Also, one journalist (and mother) on how history, the economy and race have shaped American...

Duration:00:28:01

585 pages of Brexit

11/14/2018
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There's a Brexit deal ... we think. What happens next? What sticking points have held up the process? We talk to Marketplace’s Stephen Beard about whether or not the May administration will be able to close the deal with the European Union. Then, a follow up to our reporting yesterday looking at the auto bailout 10 years later. This time, we look at how the financial crisis transformed the economy of Kenosha,Wisconsin. Plus, we'll talk to AEG CEO Dan Beckerman for this installment of Corner...

Duration:00:28:41

What happens when Amazon moves in?

11/13/2018
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The wait is over — Amazon finally announced its new headquarter locations. They are near two major metropolitan areas: Crystal City, Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., and Long Island City in Queens, just across the East River from Manhattan. We'll be taking a look at what happens to housing and rent prices when Amazon moves in. Then, later in the show, we'll talk about what’s next for the places that weren’t chosen. Plus: Ten years ago, the government bailed out the...

Duration:00:27:38

Today's market decline, explained

11/12/2018
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By now we don't have to remind you that the stock market is not the economy, but we'll give you some more context for today's decline. Also on today's show: One of the most influential companies you probably never heard of is going public. The mobile division of Japanese conglomerate Softbank is vying for an IPO. That's a big deal for American companies, including Uber, Slack and WeWork. Then: About 70 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned before purchase. Now e-commerce retailers...

Duration:00:28:03

So what if you don't want to pay tariffs?

11/9/2018
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It's been a long week. Let's take five minutes just to recap. We'll talk midterms, the Federal Reserve and more with the Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson and Politico Managing Editor Sudeep Reddy for the Weekly Wrap. Then, we'll get into tariffs, or more specifically, how to be exempt from paying tariffs. Since last March, the Commerce Department has been inundated with nearly 50,000 applications from steel and aluminum companies asking to be excluded from the tariffs — 10 times the...

Duration:00:27:57

Make the economy boring again

11/8/2018
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Some things might change with the American economy because of the midterms, but we can always count on the good ol' Federal Reserve. The Fed has been meeting this week to discuss interest rates and the state of the economy. While interest rates held steady this month, an increase is anticipated in December. But what about housing interest rates? The average rate on a 30-year mortgage hit 4.94 percent this week, a near seven-year high. Now, the housing market is cooling off — new data is...

Duration:00:27:45

Midterms are over. What happens now?

11/7/2018
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On today's show we'll look at the big-picture economic affects of the election results. New House, same deficit, so what can Democrats change? We talk to senior reporter Kimberly Adams about how the budget deficit will play out with the new Democratic majority. Voters in Idaho, Utah and Nebraska approved Medicaid expansion, meaning nearly 300,000 Americans could get coverage. A look at the future of Medicaid funding in these traditionally red states. And, in nonelection news, Puerto Rico has...

Duration:00:26:49

What happens when you promise jobs but there's no one to hire?

11/6/2018
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Chinese tech company Foxconn planned to bring a lot of new manufacturing jobs to the people of Wisconsin, until those plans changed. Turns out there aren't a lot of engineers for hire in Wisconsin. Now Foxconn is asking engineers in China to raise their hands and come on over to Wisconsin. We talk to the Wall Street Journal’s Shayndi Raice about Foxconn’s labor troubles. Also on today's show: Americans spend billions of dollars on their pets every year, with a large portion of that spent on...

Duration:00:28:17

The process of tariff exemptions

11/5/2018
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How does the Commerce Department decide which companies are exempt from tariffs and which ones aren't? We obtained some documents that offer a glimpse behind the curtain. And speaking of tariffs, amidst trade tensions, China is hoping to rebrand itself as a top import country. But can the world's leading exporter easily change tack? Plus, a look at how some of the largest American companies are trying to get people to the polls tomorrow, and how training, the new tax law and outdated tech...

Duration:00:28:06

The business of closing a business

11/2/2018
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Sears is shutting down more than 100 stores, which is good news for people in the liquidation business. What's it like when your job is help shut down other businesses? We'll look into it, but first: Fed Chair Powell said yesterday that the U.S. won’t be able to sustain economic growth without immigration. We'll look at why. Plus, what you need to know about bullet journaling.

Duration:00:28:23

Phones are cheap, but iPhones keep getting more expensive

11/1/2018
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At the turn of the century, only about 2 percent of people in India had internet access. Thanks to cheaper and cheaper tech, you can get online in just a few minutes for maybe $100, and that's transformed the country. We'll look at how, and turn stateside, where iPhones are getting pricier than ever. But first: Ahead of the most-expensive midterm election ever, we'll look at spending strategies in the final days. Plus, what you need to know about the walkout at Google.

Duration:00:27:33

Are you feeling the price hike?

10/31/2018
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Inflation is (slowly) creeping back up, and major companies are starting to raise prices on essentials like diapers and paper towels. On today's show, we'll look at whether consumers are feeling the effects and ask all of you about your price-hike breaking point. Then: With midterms less than a week away, both parties are trying to win over Hispanic voters with more Spanish-language TV ads. But the messages are different from commercials in English. Plus, a conversation with Charles Schwab...

Duration:00:27:56

When office politics meet national politics

10/30/2018
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It's felt harder than ever to avoid political conversations since the 2016 election, even (maybe especially) in the workplace. We'll look at how employers are handling tough conversations. But first, an unintended consequence of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox: It has to give up 22 regional sports networks, which could be a business opportunity for team owners and new tech players. Plus, HBO has a new job on its sets: intimacy coordinator.

Duration:00:27:30

When the family business is the Lakers

10/29/2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers are more than just a basketball team. They are also a company worth $3.3 billion, one of the most successful franchises in the NBA. Fundamentally, the Lakers are an entertainment company with outsized influence. Today we'll talk with Jeanie Buss, CEO and co-owner of the team, who took over for her father in 2013. But first: consumer spending is up for the seventh straight month, but income doesn’t seem to be keeping up. What does that say about the economy? Plus,...

Duration:00:27:49

The internet is backed up on tape

10/26/2018
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Economic growth was strong last quarter, but trade tensions did not go unnoticed. We'll take apart the gross domestic product and see what it can tell us about the economy's push and pull. Then, a look at tech news both big — falling user numbers that threaten Snapchat and Twitter — and small: Why do movies on your Netflix account look different from your friend's? Plus, the old school tech and legal drama behind cloud storage and the magnetic tape that powers it.

Duration:00:29:03

It's time for some game theory

10/25/2018
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No, really. We're looking at where the trade war might be going, with seemingly no product off-limits, even water. How's it all end? We'll game it out. Then: New York State is suing ExxonMobil for misleading the public on the risks associated with climate change regulations. As the world gets hotter, will more governments and companies sue over liability? Plus, a conversation with Audrey Gelman, who runs of the women’s co-working space The Wing.

Duration:00:27:56

Fancy coffee arms race

10/24/2018
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Dropping the "Donuts" from its name could be pretty expensive for Dunkin'. The chain is revamping its menu and adding fancy drinks to compete with Starbucks, and that means outfitting stores and retraining thousands of employees. Then: Eighty percent of voters think that it should be illegal to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Candidates on both sides of the aisle have taken note, and we'll look at how that's reshaping midterms. Plus, we'll do the numbers on a rough day for Wall...

Duration:00:27:32