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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.

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

3 hours ago

Airing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015: Actors Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig will star in a Lifetime movie later this month. The movie is supposed to poke fun at  the television channel's slew of melodramatic movies, but is poking fun at your viewing demographic a good marketing strategy? We explore. Next: Detroit has started shutting off water for possibly thousands of people who are behind on their bills. And it's not the first time it's taken this drastic action.  Michigan Radio's Kate Wells reports.

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

3 hours ago

Airing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015:

Kai Ryssdal

On Wednesday, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama to discuss the future of international trade. Here's an early look at their chat: 

There's this thing that happens when you talk to the President. You kind of stop paying attention. I mean, you're paying attention, of course, but you're not really listening, if you know what I mean. You're thinking about what you should ask next, about how much time you have left — which is never enough — and a thousand other things.

Which is why — early in our interview today — he caught me up short.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

13 hours ago

Airing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Neema Singh Guliani, Legislative Council at the American Civil Liberties union, about the USA Freedom Act. We'll also speak with Michelle Odlum, Research Scientist at the School of Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center, about mining data from early tweets during the Ebola outbreak. And freelance journalist Adrian Chen joins us to talk about The Agency, a pro-Russia Internet trolling organization based in St. Petersburg.

PODCAST: Revisiting history

13 hours ago
David Brancaccio

The payroll company ADP released numbers today, showing that 201,000 more people were on private sector payrolls in May. We'll talk about the implications of that number. Plus, was Richard Fuld, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, re-writing history with his first public history since the collapse of his firm? Washington Post columnist and Marketplace contributor Allan Sloan stops by to weigh in. Plus, Jurassic World is coming out June 12th—and it’s expected to dominate the box office. It’s also an opportunity for Natural History Museums to educate…and maybe raise some money.


Airing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015: First up, with the prime minister of Greece is on his way to Brussels today, we'll talk about attempts to persuade lenders to unlock more emergency money to try and keep the country solvent. Next, we hear frequently that many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental illness. And many end up getting arrested for crimes such as domestic violence and assault.

Offering treatment, not punishment, to veterans

14 hours ago
Alisa Roth

Five years ago, Erik Castro came back from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder and an alcohol problem, though he wouldn’t admit to either.

“I don’t want to ask for help,” he says. "I wanted to do what I know how to do. Violence. Drinking. In the Marine Corps, it was just drinking a lot.”

A Boeing 747 pilot writes a love letter to flight

Jun 2, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan

Mark Vanhoenacker is a commercial pilot who flies a Boeing 747 from London to major cities all over the world. Although he has been flying planes for years, Vanhoenacker is still mesmerized by the wonder of flight. He poetically shares his experiences in his first book, "Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot."

On the scale of travel:

Purchasing items on Pinterest is now a pin away

Jun 2, 2015
Molly Wood

Say goodbye to your bank account. Pinterest just announced what it's calling "buyable pins," which is, basically, the option to instantly buy the pretty things you see on the app.

Ordering items on Pinterest's new purchasing service. (Courtesy Molly Wood)

The feature will be coming to iOS (sorry, Android fans) sometime in June, according to co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann. He said shopping on Pinterest was the No. 1 request of "pinners" who fill the app with photos of clothing, cars, curios, furniture, shoes and much, much more. 

Freshly re-elected Sepp Blatter leaves FIFA

Jun 2, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios

Sepp Blatter was re-elected as the president of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, last Friday. It looks as though, however, the ride is almost over for Blatter: he announced Tuesday that he will resign his position. To say it came as a surprise is something of an understatement.

Daniel Roberts, a sports business writer for Fortune magazine, says the reasons why Blatter decided to resign is unclear.