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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.


June 30, 2015

6:57 PM
Hey Ya!
Artist : Outkast
Album : Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Composer :
Label : Arista

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

4 hours ago

Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: Consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data.  Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they? They matter elsewhere. Plus, Volkswagen reached its goal: for the first half of 2015, it was the biggest car-maker in the world. What’s the value of being no.1 and how did Volkswagen get there? Marketplace explores. 


Why simple is best when it comes to corkscrews

14 hours ago
David Brancaccio

As part of our series called Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional, we're looking for those must-have devices in the possession of anyone in the workforce, be they a hair dresser, dancer or 

PODCAST: Emergency Grexit

14 hours ago
David Brancaccio

How far did Greece go in planning to possibly give up the euro? More on that. Plus, we talk to Lorena Ascencios, head wine-buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits, about corkscrews for our on-going Pro Tool series.


Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: BP's quarterly report this morning was full of stains. More on that. And automaker Ford will announce its earnings before the markets open on Tuesday. The Case Shiller Home Price Index is expected to reveal it’s latest figures at the same time. We'll talk about the surprising correlation between the two. Plus, one of the biggest concerns in the LGBT community is how to keep up fundraising now that the same-sex marriage battle has been won. Complicated issues can be a much bigger challenge than same-sex marriage, which is very easy to market.

Andy Uhler

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Los Angeles this weekend to speak at the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. Boasting more than 6,500 athletes, it’s the biggest sporting event in the city since the 1984 Olympics. And officials say it’ll pump more than $100 million into LA's economy. And it could be an economic boost for others, too.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

15 hours ago

Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Will Oremus, Senior Tech Writer at Slate, about Twitter’s hunt for a new CEO ahead of the company’s earnings report. And, Dan Ackerman, Editor at CNET, will explain why Microsoft is taking the Apple approach to its newest software update. We'll also hear from Amy Grace, Head of Wind research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, about the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island. 

Homes and trucks: friends forever?

15 hours ago
Mark Garrison

Tuesday morning brings Ford’s quarterly earnings report, as well as the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. The two events have a stronger economic link than one might think, because home building affects the Big Three automakers’ big time moneymakers, pickup trucks.

If builders are busy, they’re also confident enough about the future to upgrade to pickup trucks like the Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram that haul lumber and supplies. And with home building on a post-crisis upswing, it looks like beat-up trucks are getting traded in.

Tony Wagner

Kim Adams

The website DraftKings just secured $300 million in funding, with investors including Fox Sports, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer. The site allows people to play and bet on daily fantasy games in several different sports. Earlier this month, FanDuel, another daily fantasy site, raised $275 million.

Fox Sports was the lead investor, and the deal includes a commitment by DraftKings to spend $250 million advertising on Fox over the next three years.

Political ads mean big bucks for television stations

Jul 27, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres

Steven Shepard of Politico says we can look forward to tons of television advertisements this presidential election season.

“Campaign advertising in 2016 is estimated to top about $4.4 billion," he says. "That combines the advertising run by the campaigns and the candidates themselves, and also the growth of super PACs in the post-Citizens United era. It is $500 million more than was spent in 2012, in the last presidential election." 

Even though younger generations use the internet to get most of their information, ads are still primarily focused on television.