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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  • Friday, July 25, 2014 3:41pm
    We’ve come to expect lousy earnings reports from Amazon, but yesterday’s was beyond lousy, and the stock is  down 11 percent this morning. Has Amazon finally reached a point where it’s going to have to behave like other companies and make some money? Plus, under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare companies are required to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on actual medical care. We’ll explain how these rebates work and who actually gets the money. Also, has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise? The system was created to improve safety on the roads and generate income in cities across the country, but the system has been plagued with controversy; and is increasingly unpopular with drivers. 
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:48pm
    Facebook’s blow-the-roof off earnings report shows that it has figured out mobile, and is set to dominate the mobile ad world. So how did that happen, and what comes next? Plus, in its latest earnings report, automaker GM has revealed that it expects to spend between $400 million and $600 million to compensate victims of its defective ignition switches. We consider the company’s strategy in handling its massive recall. Also, Twitter released its diversity statistics yesterday. Not surprisingly, they were as dismal as those at Google, Facebook and other tech companies. So now that they know the scope of the problem, what are these companies doing to address it?
  • 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?

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June 30, 2014

5:57 PM
War Zone
Artist : Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Album : The Speed of Things
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Label : Warner Bros.

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8:18am

Tue September 6, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Marketplace: Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Fiscal and Monetary Policy from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And use two very different departments: the government and the Fed. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

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9:36am

Wed August 17, 2011
Marketplace Whiteboard Video

The name's Bond. Eurobond.

The name's Bond. Eurobond. from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Europeans are worried that countries like Italy and Greece, struggling with heavy debts, could fail, and threaten the Euro. Their solution – a Eurobond. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what a Eurobond is, and why some people don’t like the idea.

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