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Is it evil? A year of email controversies

21 hours ago
Donna Tam

To prepare for Season 2 of our tech podcast "Codebreaker," we’re revisiting Season 1 and exploring the news around the technology scrutinized in each episode. First up: email.

In Season 1 of "Codebreaker," we asked: is email evil?

Kai Ryssdal

CVS bought Target's pharmacy business for nearly $2 billion last year. So far so good, right? 

Weekly Wrap: Banks at home, and abroad

Sep 30, 2016

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher of Fortune Magazine and John Carney of the Wall Street Journal about the week's business and economic news. This week, they talk about European and American banks and their ability to deal with financial crises and legal trouble.

The dangerous world of the Internet of Things

Sep 30, 2016
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

In the brave new Internet of Things, everything’s connected to the internet. Your TV, your thermostat.

For cheaper stuff companies may decide not to spend the money for extra security. So, if you’re making, say, a new fitness tracker,

“It would be a lot easier, and a lot cheaper to design it without having encrypted storage, without all sorts of things that some people think you need to have," said Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Andy Uhler

There’s a new, growing population of American citizens in Florida who might be able to vote for president for the first time – Puerto Ricans. And a lot of those leaving the island’s broken economy end up in Central Florida. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have settled over the past couple of decades in a town south of Orlando, near Disney World, called Kissimmee.

Kai Ryssdal

As climates change around the world and the need for food constantly increases, agricultural scientists have created a vault to store seeds for various crops from around the world. In the event of a natural disaster or war that would create a food shortage, these seed vaults could possibly help those in need of seeds to grow crops. Agriculturalist Cary Fowler is the Senior Advisor of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an international nonprofit organization which works to preserve crop diversity to prevent global food insecurity.

DeutscheBank woes highlight European bank issues

Sep 30, 2016
Sam Beard


Gigi Douban

Dunkin’ Donuts is launching a line of bottled coffee beverages in early 2017.  Coca-Cola will manufacture, distribute, and sell the product. It’s the doughnut maker’s first foray into the ready-to-drink coffee market. Call it late to the party: Starbucks and PepsiCo joined forces more than 20 years ago to launch Starbucks' bottled Frappuccino.

India's history told through 50 lives

Sep 30, 2016
Lizzie O'Leary and Hayley Hershman

In the new book "Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives," author Sunil Khilnani highlights the impact of 50 notable men and women throughout India's long and varied history. Khilnani sat down with host Lizzie O'Leary to discuss India's past, and what that means for its future.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016

This week, Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Sam Grobart discuss life on Mars, host Lizzie O'Leary delves into the world of student debt and for-profit education for a special collaboration with PBS NewsHour and Frontline and DJ Steve Aoki takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Kai Ryssdal

Don't listen to Molly Wood. This pumpkin spice thing is getting out of hand.

Trump's trade adviser on globalization and NAFTA

Sep 23, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

The presidential debates start next week, and voters have become more and more interested in each candidate’s plans for their potential terms in the White House.

One of republican nominee Donald Trump’s economic advisers is Daniel DiMicco, he is a retired chairman and CEO of Nucor Corporation and senior trade adviser for the Donald Trump Campaign. DiMicco spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about Trump’s economic policies, NAFTA, and what he plans to do if he takes office. Here are some interview highlights:


Alton Brown takes the Marketplace Quiz

Sep 23, 2016
Raghu Manavalan

No matter who you are, you've probably had a rough day at the office that changed your perspective, or maybe you made an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back. This week, Alton Brown, author of "EveryDayCook" and self-described "poly-culinary hypenate," took our money-inspired personality questionnaire. 

Fill in the blank, money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you _______.

Facebook miscalculated video numbers for two years

Sep 23, 2016
Reema Khrais

In this advertisement from the Tex Mex restaurant Chuy's, the average view for the video was 100 percent. That means everyone who saw the ad supposedly watched it from start to end. 

"I don't think it's mathematically possible," said Kristen Sussman, founder and president of social media agency, Social Distillery. 

But after Facebook apologized Friday for miscalculating an important video metric for two years, the inflated numbers make more sense, Sussman said.

Donna Tam

Doctor morale continues to be low, which may limit patients' access to care, according to a study released this month.

The study was conducted by The Physicians Foundation, a not-for-profit interested in knowing how the Affordable Care Act affects doctors. The organization surveyed more than 17,000 physicians. The numbers seemed pretty dire for the profession:

What kind of economy will our next president inherit?

Sep 23, 2016
Marketplace staff

We know from lots of polling that the economy is still a main driver of political decisions. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head to the debate stage on Monday, Americans will be listening for their plans for "achieving prosperity." So, what kind of economy will one of these candidates inherit?

JaeRan Kim

It’s wait and see for opponents and supporters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a pipeline project designed to move hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil each day from North Dakota's oil fields to refineries in Illinois.

Passwords? There's a technology for those

Sep 23, 2016
Gigi Douban

In an FAQ posted Thursday following news of a security breach in which 500 million user accounts were compromised, Yahoo covered the basics: what sorts of information hackers stole, what to do next. And then there’s a bunch of information on the measures Yahoo takes to secure passwords.

Cloud computing brings big data centers, but few jobs

Sep 23, 2016
Lizzie O'Leary and Hayley Hershman

Data centers are opening across the country, often in small, rural areas. They help you binge watch, back up your photos and let you collaborate on work. Quentin Hardy wrote about them in the New York Times.

The anthropology of online communities

Sep 23, 2016
Eliza Mills

The idea of a social network isn't new to anyone with an internet connection, and by now we're used to interacting with friends and colleagues through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites designed to help people keep in touch. 

But how about the places on the internet where people can interact and connect with strangers? Communities can form online around specific interests, hobbies and goals, without any in person relationship at all, and sometimes without even using a real name.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

This week, Andrea Seabrook and The Atlantic's Gillian White play the Long and Short game. We also look at pressure cookers, fertilizer and other everyday items that can be used to make weapons, and the ways we can start keeping tabs on them. Listeners call in with the questions they've always wanted to ask about money, plus Lizzie catches up with Flint schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab as kids head back to school. Television cooking personality Alton Brown takes the Marketplace quiz.

Weekly Wrap: Big Banks, Big Pharma

Sep 23, 2016

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Linette Lopez of Business Insider and Felix Salmon of Fusion join for this week's edition of The Weekly Wrap. This week, they talked about Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's poor attempt at defending the EpiPen price hike, the Wells Fargo scam and the rumored sale of Twitter.

Marketplace for Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Gigi Douban

On today's show: how Yahoo protected passwords, how Facebook measured video — and the shortfalls of both. Plus, a chat with one of Donald Trump's trade advisers and a wrap of the week's business news.

Kim Adams

The presidential campaigns will be spending the weekend preparing for Monday’s presidential debate. The candidates are readying their one liners and prepared rebuttals, and their ad teams are developing strategies to capitalize on what’s expected to be a record audience watching on TV, and following online.

On today's show, we'll talk about why unprotected passwords may not have been included in the Yahoo hack; tomorrow's opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C.; and the psychology of gas shortages.