Marketplace

M-F 6:30 p.m.
  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal

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.

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

3 hours ago

PODCAST: Waiting at Wal-Mart

13 hours ago
Noel King

On today's show, we'll talk about job growth in August; Wal-Mart's attempts to reinvent; and selling bonds during wartime to support U.S. efforts.

Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Airing on Wednesday, September 2, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about the victory for Uber drivers in court; how nixing the Iran nuclear deal could undermine the dollar's status in the global economy; and the stranglehold Universities often have over their own branding.

Using colleges' names? They're looking for you.

14 hours ago
Gigi Douban

It’s that time of year again — college students are back on campus. It’s also the busy season for college and university licensed merchandise, from hoodies to umbrellas. The collegiate merchandise market takes in $4.6 billion in annual sales. That’s up from $2.9 billion 10 years ago. And the revenue from those licenses is fiercely protected. 

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

14 hours ago
Marketplace

Airing on Wednesday, September 2, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about the impact of China’s slow down on electronic parts makers, and Katie Notopoulos of Buzzfeed joins us to talk about "Duck Army."

Why buy water when you can have it for free?

Sep 1, 2015
Molly Wood and Mukta Mohan

Despite having some of the best and safest tap water in the entire world, most of us are buying bottled water in droves.  Our love for drinking water out of little plastic bottles is creating an environmental disaster, and we're spending money to buy water that we could be drinking for free. Roberto Ferdman wrote about how bottled water is becoming the drink of choice in American households for the Washington Post.

A snapshot of Polaroid’s turnaround

Sep 1, 2015
Molly Wood and Daisy Palacios

Polaroid is back in the camera game with the Cube, a tiny action camera, as well as an instant snapshot printer. As a brand, it's name is on televisions and even a line of low-cost Android phones mainly sold in Mexico.

The company has also been raising its profile at big consumer electronics events, like IFA, happening this week in Berlin.

Since becoming CEO of Polaroid, Scott Hardy has helped put the company on a successful track.

Migrant crisis challenging EU identity

Sep 1, 2015
Kim Adams

The European Union is threatening legal action against several of its member states. The branch of that economic bloc which deals with migration says at least 10 countries — they won’t say which ones — are being served a final warning. Why? The EU says these countries are not properly following procedures for dealing with asylum seekers.

When markets are turbulent, it's time for Rule 48

Sep 1, 2015
Mark Garrison

Many of the recent wild openings of the stock market came with a footnote: the New York Stock Exchange invoked Rule 48. Tuesday was one of those days. Normally an obscure rule in a rulebook full of them, Rule 48 is currently having a star turn because of recent volatile trading.

Nova Safo

So much for that approach: StubHub, the online ticket reseller, has bagged its all-inclusive pricing model. Seems ticket buyers don't really like the full truth, even if they ask for it.  

The plan, first instituted in January of 2014,  factored all fees into the stated price of a ticket. StubHub's research showed that buyers want transparency. 

Pages