Marketplace

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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  • 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? 
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:17pm
    Apple and IBM have reached an agreement to produce software applications exclusively for iPads and iPhones. But will the biggest impact be on the companies that are not part of the deal? Also, Rupert Murdoch’s reported offer of $80 billion has been turned down by Time Warner. We explain what’s behind the offer. And after, we revisit the California drought, which is expected cost California agriculture a couple billion dollars this year. But it’s far from a disaster. Here and in drought areas like the Ogallala Aquifer, farmers’ unregulated access to underground reservoirs is tapping out a resource that can’t be replaced.

Playlist

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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5:19pm

Sat October 8, 2011
Occupy Denver

Occupy Denver Marches in the Rain

Jim Hill KUNC

Dismal weather and cold temperatures didn't slow the planned protest & march Saturday for Occupy Denver. The protestors gathered in Civic Center Park along Broadway until Noon, then marched across Lincoln to the west side steps of the Capitol building.

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2:21pm

Fri September 30, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Where do companies keep their cash?

Where do companies keep their cash? from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Companies are hoarding cash -- to cushion themselves if the economy worsens. But where do they keep all that money? Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

10:19am

Wed September 21, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why Do European Banks Need Dollars?

Why do European banks need dollars? from Marketplace on Vimeo.

European banks need money. Specifically, they need dollars. But why? They have their own money, so why do they need ours? Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

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8:17am

Thu September 15, 2011

10:45am

Tue September 13, 2011

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