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In-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance.

VCRs are about to be officially out of production

Jul 22, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

This will make some portion of you say, "Wait, what are you talking about?" and some other portion of you feel really, really old.

Reports in the Japanese Nikkei Asian Review say that later this month the very last VCR ever is going roll off the assembly line at the last company making them: Funai Electric.

Parts are too hard to find, apparently.

In other news, Funai Electric sold 750,000 VCRs last year.

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Kai Ryssdal

Joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news are Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg. This week, they discuss Donald Trump's RNC speech and his economic plan.

Click the audio player above to listen to their conversation

Life among the upper, upper class in Brazil

Jul 22, 2016

In just two weeks, the 2016 Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, but it's anyone's guess whether Brazil is ready.

Marketplace for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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We unpack the last five days of economic news with Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg for the Weekly Wrap; more voices from the RNC; and continuing our coverage of race and income inequality with our series "How the Deck Is Stacked."

Musician Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz

Jul 22, 2016
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Raghu Manavalan

Think back to your first job. Maybe you learned a lesson that stuck with you or maybe you used the money you earned from it to make an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back.

The middle-class American vacation: a history

Jul 22, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

There is a sprawling colony of tiny cabins, family bungalows, dining and lecture halls, and recreation facilities on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, that shows just how accessible and affordable regular vacations were for some middle-income Americans in the past.

Today, the 26-acre Colorado Chautauqua center, at the edge of public parkland near the popular Flatirons hiking area, operates as a nonprofit lodging and events facility (it is also a national historical site).

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Washington, D.C., reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace D.C. Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation.

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

In our latest Marketplace Edison Research Poll we found that a lot of you aren't taking vacations regularly.

That's why for this week's conversation, we're talking about vacation and work-life balance.

How do you balance your work and personal time?

Are you decisions based on money? Family? Guilt?

Overcoming racial and economic struggle in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Jul 22, 2016
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The 2016 Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates of the Democratic Party will officially announce the nominee for president and vice president of the United States in the election.

On today's show, we'll talk about Donald Trump's assessment of the economy; the intersectional challenges that Latino victims of the Pulse shooting are facing; the reasons why some studios are reluctant to show footage of their upcoming films at Comic-Con; and a rankings shift in Bloomberg's list of the world's billionaires.

Airlines are doing well – so why aren't analysts happy?

Jul 15, 2016
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Ashley Milne-Tyte

Airlines have been doing really well recently – profits are up, they’re distributing dividends to investors, and upping pay. So why aren’t analysts happy? Well there’s this little thing with a clunky name – unit revenue – and that indicator of airline health hasn’t been so good.

Carriers don’t get all their revenue from fares – they get plenty from things like baggage and cancellation fees. So to know how well they’re doing from passengers you need to look at something called passenger revenue per available seat mile…another name for unit revenue.

Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

Jul 15, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres

As part of our collaborative series with PBS NewsHour and Frontline called "How the Deck is Stacked," we're examining how race, poverty and economic mobility intersect in America.

The Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. 

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood goes long and short on the week's news with panelists Kimberly Adams of Marketplace and Mike Isaac of the New York Times. We hear the story of how Austin rideshare companies have reacted to the ouster of Uber and Lyft, and our listeners weigh in on the ongoing conversation about what makes a good boss. Lizzie O'Leary reports from Germany on how refugees and immigrants are integrated into the workforce there -- she also speaks with Molly about her reporting trip to Germany and the UK.

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Tony Wagner

When Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the EU a few weeks ago, we weren't the only ones thinking about how affordable British vacation might be. Searches for flights to the U.K. spiked across Europe the day after the vote, and flights from the U.S.

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Mark Garrison

The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is raising questions about how America’s business ties with Britain may change.

We wanted to talk about the issue with Antonia Romeo, the U.K.'s new Consul General in New York and the Director General of Economic and Commercial Affairs USA. A big part of her new job is keeping ties with the American business community strong, which has created new challenges following the Brexit vote. 

On starting her job under different circumstances than she might have expected:

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