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.

Is Colorado's public employee pension fund in peril?

Feb 5, 2016
Lizzie O'Leary

Public Employees' Retirement Association also known as "PERA" is Colorado's state pension fund and  it's currently short about $26 billion in what it owes to over 500 thousand members across the state. 

The Super Bowl coin toss has a secret history

Feb 5, 2016

Assuming the laws of physics cooperate, the Super Bowl is going to start on Sunday with the flip of a coin. This being the NFL, it's not just any old coin, of course. Every year, Highland Mint manufactures the coin and collectible replicas, but there's a dark backstory to the company.

Caleb Hannan wrote about it for Bloomberg Businessweek in a piece called "The Super Bowl Toss Has a Dark Secret." 

A short history of the post-Super Bowl TV show

Feb 5, 2016
Tony Wagner

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" just has a packed slate of guests for his live episode Sunday following the Super Bowl.

Colbert is the first late night host to directly follow the game; that enviable time slot is usually reserved for promising young shows the network wants to give a big ratings boost. The Super Bowl pulled in a record 114 million viewers last year, and it's about the best lead-in you could ask for, but it's not a ratings guarantee.

Marketplace for Friday, February 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016

Breaking down the January jobs report; the last installment of "My Economy" from the border; and how a troubled economy and the Zika virus are impacting Brazil's annual carnival.

My Economy: Economic aspirations in a borderland

Feb 5, 2016
Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios

Bowie High School sits just 100 yards from the U.S-Mexico border. It’s one of the oldest operating high schools in El Paso, Texas. Students have a view of Juárez from their basketball courts.

Why disappointing jobs numbers aren't all bad news

Feb 5, 2016

On today's show, we talk about weaker jobs numbers than expected (and why it's not all bad news); growing viewership of the NFL from Hispanic fans; and a magician tells us about the most magical deck of cards money can buy.

The Super Bowl, or El Gran Juego?

Feb 5, 2016
Andy Uhler

Last week Nielsen reported that this season’s NFL games averaged 1.7 million Hispanic viewers – up 17 percent since the 2012 season. Stephen Master, head of the global sports group at Nielsen, said that number was even higher in households where Spanish is the dominant language.

“Their viewership increased 28 percent over the last five years," he said, "which is pretty phenomenal.”

Marketplace

Airing on Friday, February 5, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the upcoming jobs report for January; and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina joins us to talk about growth for new businesses, and ABC's decision to not include her in Saturday's Republican debate. 

Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016
Marketplace

Airing on Friday, February 5, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about a slowdown in iPhone production in China; and Sophie Bushwick, the project editor at Popular Science who covers DIY, tech, and science news, joins us for this week's Silicon Tally.

Pick a card, not just any card

Feb 5, 2016
Katie Long

As part of our series Pro Tool, we're looking for that must-have device in your line of work, be it a pair of scissorsnotebook, or 

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