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.

Playlist

March 31, 2015

6:57 PM
The Afterlife
Artist : YACHT
Album : See Mystery Lights
Composer :
Label : DFA Records

Your Wallet: Invisible money

Apr 17, 2015

The money you hide away: Do you bury it in the back yard? Stuff it in a mattress, or maybe stash it in a 401k?

Tell us where you keep your money! Does it work? We promise, we won't give away any super specific secret hiding places.

Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter @MarketplaceWKND to give us the scoop.

HBO's Silicon Valley nails VC deal details

Apr 17, 2015
Paddy Hirsch

If you’re not watching HBO's "Silicon Valley," it may be because you think it’s a weekly half hour of puerile, sexist drivel about a bunch of nerds blundering their way up the most elitist food chain on earth. And you may be right about that. But if you’re not watching, you’re missing one of the most vivid, granular and entertaining explainers out there of the way venture capital works.

Smile! We're analyzing how you're feeling using videos

Apr 16, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan

The advertising world spends a lot of money trying to make you feel something. They want to make you laugh, cry, feel hungry, even. Anything to sell their products and build brand loyalty. However, tracking whether or not their commercials are working is hard to do. A company called Affectiva says it can help by using video footage to collect emotional data.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
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What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Karen Clark

Whether it's going from the proverbial rags to the proverbial riches, or just doing a little better than your parents, stories of upward mobility have long been a part of how we define the American dream. But how possible is that dream today? A group of economists at Harvard and UC Berkeley have been looking in to that question recently. It turns out the answer varies widely depending on geography.

How to get voters to reconsider a repeat candidate

Apr 16, 2015
Tracey Samuelson, Tony Wagner and Janet Nguyen

First Lady, Senator from New York, presidential candidate, Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton has a long history in politics, which Marco Rubio was quick to use against her as he launched a bid for the Republican nomination earlier this week.

“Now just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday,” he said.

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015

Why do people overpay their taxes, then get refunds?

Apr 13, 2015
Mitchell Hartman

As of the first week of April, 2015, 99 million taxpayers had filed their individual returns with the IRS. Of those, more than 77 million had received refunds. The average refund was running $2,815, about $20 higher than the same time in 2014.

Marketplace for Monday, April 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015

Cuba: not quite open for business

Apr 13, 2015
Amy Scott

President Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raúl Castro on Saturday, at a regional summit in Panama. It was the first face-to-face meeting between leaders of the United States and Cuba in almost 60 years. The two presidents announced in December that they would work to restore full diplomatic relations.

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