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Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace Morning Report®, Marketplace Weekend®, and Marketplace Tech®. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace

Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace Morning Report®, Marketplace Weekend®, and Marketplace Tech®. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace
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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace Morning Report®, Marketplace Weekend®, and Marketplace Tech®. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace

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Episodes

Austin's getting an Apple II

12/13/2018
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Apple quietly announced a new $1 billion, 15,000-employee campus to Austin, Texas. It did so without the media frenzy — and blowback — Amazon experienced with its East Coast expansion this year. We'll compare the two tech giants' approaches. Then: Nearly half of American chief financial officers believe the country will be in a recession next year. Are we ready? Plus, this year's record-breaking box office numbers.

Duration:00:27:02

Where no business has gone before

12/12/2018
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Mainly, Mars. SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell talked with us about it during a tour of the company's main factory in Southern California. But first, with the sun (possibly) setting on the government-supported 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, we'll assess its pros and cons. Plus, why all those new apartment buildings look the same.

Duration:00:28:12

How will we know if we're in a recession?

12/11/2018
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Unemployment, inflation, GDP growth, bond yields ... we do a lot of numbers on this show. But what should you really be watching if you're nervous about another economic downturn? We asked James Poterba, president of the National Bureau of Economic Research. But first, we'll recap Google CEO Sundar Pichai's congressional testimony and look at the lobbyist job market as nearly 100 lawmakers leave their jobs.

Duration:00:27:36

We can't all be influencers

12/10/2018
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You've got a corgi, some home-cooked meals and a few thousand bot followers. What more do you need to be famous on Instagram? Today we'll talk to a writer who learned it takes a lot more to make that sweet, sweet #spon money. But first, we'll catch you up on the latest with Brexit and now markets are responding. Plus, Lyft and Uber's race to become the first ride-share IPO.

Duration:00:27:50

How your donation reaches people in need

12/7/2018
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After a devastating wildfire season in California, millions of dollars poured in for relief and rebuilding efforts. But how does that money actually get to people in need? We looked into it. But first, let's pull apart this morning's jobs report, which showed more part-time jobs. Is that a sign underemployment is on the rise? Plus: What you need to know about the big business of Art Basel.

Duration:00:27:17

What happens when a company town loses the company

12/6/2018
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General Motors announced it will close plants in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and a Toronto suburb called Oshawa. On today's show, we'll look at how the local economy there is trying to move past auto manufacturing. But first: everything you need to know about Huawei and the latest U.S.-China trade debacle. Plus: Will Lyft be the first ride-share company to go public?

Duration:00:28:03

The problem with scooters

12/5/2018
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The rise of electric scooters could benefit some low-income neighborhoods, where cities have struggled to provide dependable transportation. But first, they have to shake a serious image problem. Plus: OPEC gathers tomorrow in Vienna to discuss critical issues on oil production, but a lot of the action actually happens in the stairwell just outside the meeting. But first, we'll talk about the latest in coal deregulation, auto tariffs and the role of corporate boards post-#MeToo.

Duration:00:27:32

The yield curve is acting up

12/4/2018
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... Which is to say, it's starting to point down. It's inverting. And that can be an important warning sign for the economy. We'll explain. And speaking of warning signs: The housing market is losing steam, but is that bad news? We'll talk about the winners and losers. Plus, a conversation with Alexis Ohanian about creating the front page of the internet and life as a venture capitalist.

Duration:00:28:25

A trade armistice

12/3/2018
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After this weekend’s G-20 summit, the upcoming U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese goods have been put on hold for a 90-day truce in the ongoing trade war. But some American businesses aren’t feeling optimistic. We'll hear from them and from our Shanghai correspondent on the latest. Plus: Yet more consolidation in local TV, and looking back at the economic legacy of George H.W. Bush.

Duration:00:27:44

What's greener: a fake Christmas tree or a real one?

11/30/2018
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If you celebrate Christmas, you might find yourself strapping a fresh tree to your car this week or heading to a big box store for some faux fir. You might be wondering what's better for the planet: a foreign-manufactured collection of plastic and metal or the genuine article, which takes years to grow, just to decorate your home for a few weeks? We'll try to sort it out on today's show. But first: Maine has the oldest median age in the U.S. at 44 years old and counting. We'll look at the...

Duration:00:28:01

There's no such thing as free shipping

11/29/2018
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Big retailers have followed Amazon's lead in making free shipping a staple. But that leaves small businesses in the uncomfortable position of managing expectations or just eating the cost of two-day air themselves. But first: Wages are up, inflation is down and consumer spending is on the rise again. That's all good, right? Well, maybe. We'll walk through some of the warning signs of downturn to look out for. Plus: A look back in trade history, when Japan had a turbulent relationship with...

Duration:00:28:11

Today the Fed said what you wanted to hear

11/28/2018
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That means different folks heard different things. Markets heard a potential end to interest rate hikes, but we'll go back over Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell's remarks and tell you what you need to know. Then: Home sales have fallen to their slowest pace in two years, and low inventory in the housing market isn’t helping. But with slow sales, is there enough incentive to convince builders to build? Plus, Canada is seeing more asylum seekers.

Duration:00:28:31

What companies did with their tax cuts

11/27/2018
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Last year's corporate tax cuts were meant to, ultimately, drive economic growth. Prominent Republicans argued, sometimes on this very show, that companies would use the money they saved to reinvest in new equipment, factories and, most importantly, jobs. But many bought back their own stock instead, and that could contribute to an economic slowdown. We'll talk about it, and how oil refineries along the Texas coast are are trying to protect themselves from hurricane season. Plus: Why "sold...

Duration:00:27:18

Great deals on Monday, clogged streets by Wednesday

11/26/2018
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With the economy as strong as it is right now, retailers are expecting a big Cyber Monday. But whether those gifts are for yourself or someone else, they have to get to your door somehow, and that's contributing to holiday season gridlock. But first: GM President Charles E. Wilson once said what's good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa. So what about those 14,000 layoffs GM announced today? We'll talk about it. Plus: The economic consequences of climate change.

Duration:00:28:25

The relationship between climate change and the economy

11/23/2018
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Workers on Wall Street got a half day, but for those in retail it's going to be a long one. We’ll talk about what the retail landscape looks like this holiday season. Plus, the NFL is trying to grow internationally, but is it going to work? Another question we have in the “is it going to work” department is what the terms will look like for Brexit. We hear from one fisherman in Scotland about his concerns. And we kick off the show with the Weekly Wrap and details of a new report on climate...

Duration:00:27:31

Let’s do the numbers on…Thanksgiving

11/22/2018
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U.S. Markets are closed today, so we’ll do some turkey economics for you instead. It’s Thanksgiving, aka the day before Black Friday. We’ll tell you what retailers want from you this season, besides cash. Plus, we look at how to make design more inclusive, and we talk to a woman who has made animation her career. But first, let’s start with a side dish. A good chunk of the country’s sweet potatoes — you know, the ones that end up on your Thanksgiving day table — are grown in North Carolina,...

Duration:00:28:27

What to talk about around your Thanksgiving table

11/21/2018
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What's this holiday weekend all about? Let's see. Travel? We'll tell you why more international carriers are popping up in unexpected U.S. cities. Family? We'll explore the data privacy issues around home genetic testing. Shopping? We'll tell you Target's plans to win back your business. Or maybe the holiday makes you want to float away and leave all that behind. We'll tell you how to become a blimp pilot.

Duration:00:27:25

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:00:27:52