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Monday-Friday 3:00pm & 5:30pm
Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us."

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:35pm
    Fighting between Israel and Hamas has led some U.S. and European airlines to cancel flights to Israel on safety grounds. We explore how airlines decide when they should or should not fly to a given destination. Plus, Target Corp. opened its first ‘TargetExpress’ store in Dinkytown, Minneapolis today. At 20,000 square feet it’s even smaller than its ‘City  Target’ stores. This physical reduction reflects an expansion by the company into new markets, but why has this big box corporation decided to ‘go small’? Is this part of a larger trend by big box stores to make their mark on smaller communities? Plus, how will this move impact the company’s profit margin? We investigate. Also, corporate earnings continue to go up, up, up. But that doesn’t mean these cash-rich companies are going to give you a job. We explain why.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:35pm
    Is inflation dead? Seems fair to say it’s at least comatose. The latest numbers show little movement in consumer prices and that’s unlikely to change soon. Plus, companies like  Comcast and Netflix are raking it in. So what are they doing with all that money? We investigate. Also, Boeing and Delta are in a massive fight right now over this esoteric thing called the Ex-Im bank and how much money ends up in Boeing’s hands. We explain what’s at the core of the fight and how it’s playing out in these two companies that once had a pretty symbiotic relationship.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 3:25pm
    European leaders are angry with Russia and say President Vladimir Putin should do more to rein in the Russian separatists in Ukraine suspected of being involved in bringing down flight MH17. We examine what sanctions it would take to persuade Russia to change course. Plus, TSA security fees on airline tickets are about to go up. We explain the math behind your ticket. Also, Whirlpool is threatening to leave the EnergyStar program, unless Congress grants immunity from class-action lawsuits. How healthy, and vulnerable, is this label now?
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 3:09pm
    Ukraine told airlines to avoid parts of its airspace. MH17 did that, but was shot down anyway. We look at what happens when countries recommend the closure of flight lanes and how airlines handle the decision and where to fly. Also, It’s almost certain that the missile which downed MH-17 was a 70s-era Buk, or SA-11, a relic of the Cold War era that was Soviet-made, then sold off around the world via the international arms market, following the collapse of the USSR. We follow the long tail of the cold war weapons that point to the sky. And after, Twitter looks to expand the count on its user base beyond monthly users by changing its metrics to reflect tweets that are seen by people who are not logged in. Why?  More users more money 
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:38pm
    Microsoft is laying off 14 percent of its staff, 18,000 employees. We look at how you manage a layoff process this big over that kind of time, and what effect it has on productivity and morale. Also, Amazon is preparing to launch an e-book subscription service, according to a page on its website. The service, called  “Kindle Unlimited” would apparently give subscribers access to 600,000 books at a monthly cost of $10. The monthly-subscription model works well with movies but how well will it work in the book world? We investigate? Also, housing starts were down in June, and way down in the South. But as with all monthly data reports, the question is, what does this mean? 

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March 27, 2013

5:56 PM
(Don’t Let Them) Cool Off
Artist : Peter Bjorn and John
Album : Gimme Some
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Label : Almost Gold/Startime International

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5:33pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Business

Marketplace: The Business of Olive Oil

Go olive oil tasting with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in this video companion to his radio story as heard on Marketplace today.

You can read and hear more with "The Scandalous World Of Olive Oil" at Marketplace.org

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7:04am

Mon December 5, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.

5:31am

Mon November 14, 2011

2:50pm

Tue November 1, 2011
Wednesday Special Broadcast

Marketplace Special: "Euro Crisis Contagion"

Airing this Wednesday, Nov 2nd, at both 3p & 5:30p, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal will be joined by co-host Justin Rowlatt of the BBC World Service's Business Daily program for a new global edition of Marketplace called "EURO CRISIS CONTAGION: A Special Global Economic Report."

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9:29am

Sun October 23, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why Exposure Isn't Always Bad

Why expsoure isn't always bad from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why exposure -- whether to European sovereign debt or to the sun -- is not always a bad thing.

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