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.

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Donna Tam

A well-paid CEO does not necessarily equal a high-performing company, according to a study released Monday. In fact, it seems more likely you're getting a lot less bang for your buck.

Research firm MSCI tracked roughly a decade of performance and pay for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S., and found that higher-paid CEOs underperform when comparing their companies to those of their lesser-paid counterparts.

The financial role of a party's political chair

12 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and the broader question of how a political chair can affect fundraising efforts; China's decision to shut down several online news operations; and a North Texas town run entirely by students. 

Economy is fodder for politics

12 hours ago
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Mitchell Hartman

The state of the economy will affect voters’ decision making in November and also provide talking points for both parties’ presidential candidates on the stump.

Economist Michael Strain at the American Enterprise Institute said that a midsummer snapshot shows a pretty healthy U.S. economy.

“For July 2016, I think you’d have a very good grade,” said Strain. “The last jobs report was extremely good. The unemployment rate is quite low. Stock prices are looking good.”

And consumers appear confident, as their spending has been very strong in recent months.

Verizon to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion

14 hours ago
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Lane Wallace

Verizon Communications has confirmed it will purchase the main core of Yahoo’s internet business for $4.8 billion, a paltry sum compared to Yahoo’s value in its heyday.

In Texas, kids learn money doesn't grow on trees

14 hours ago
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Bill Zeeble

Enterprise City is a tiny North Texas town where the government and every business are run by students. The kids get paid too, even though they’re underage. And it’s all legal.  Enterprise City was launched to teach government and commerce. Now that Texas requires financial literacy courses through eighth grade, the little town’s getting additional interest.

In a large school classroom in Richardson, just north of Dallas, Enterprise City is bustling. Fifth graders, like 11-year-old Jay Thompson from Lakeside Elementary, are busy being in charge of things.

Paid internships more likely to lead to job offers

15 hours ago
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Ashley Milne-Tyte

It’s summer, and interns are trying to make their mark at workplaces all over the country. A lot of them hope their efforts will lead to a job offer. A new student survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says your chances of getting that offer vary depending on the type of internship you take. 

Almost three-quarters of paid interns in the corporate world got a job after finishing an internship. About 44 percent of unpaid interns did.

2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub

15 hours ago

Two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said.

As many as 17 people have been shot in the early Monday shooting at Club Blu, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said.

Three people have been taken into custody and there are two active crime scenes, Mulligan said.

The area was later deemed safe, but Mulligan said a street was still closed as authorities investigated.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 25, 2016

16 hours ago
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about a Yahoo-Verizon deal; interview author David Sheff about his book "Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World"; and speak to people who are still fond of VCRs.

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about Verizon's planned $5 billion purchase of Yahoo's core business; the current state of the economy; and the lessons Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan has learned about bond investments.

 

The duct tape economy

16 hours ago
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Kim Adams, Andrea Seabrook and Katie Long

From the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, we hear from locals about what really matters to them in this election, and whether the convention is an opportunity or a waste of time.

VCRs are about to be officially out of production

Jul 22, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

This will make some portion of you say, "Wait, what are you talking about?" and some other portion of you feel really, really old.

Reports in the Japanese Nikkei Asian Review say that later this month the very last VCR ever is going roll off the assembly line at the last company making them: Funai Electric.

Parts are too hard to find, apparently.

In other news, Funai Electric sold 750,000 VCRs last year.

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Kai Ryssdal

Joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news are Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg. This week, they discuss Donald Trump's RNC speech and his economic plan.

Click the audio player above to listen to their conversation

Life among the upper, upper class in Brazil

Jul 22, 2016

In just two weeks, the 2016 Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, but it's anyone's guess whether Brazil is ready.

Marketplace for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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Marketplace

We unpack the last five days of economic news with Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg for the Weekly Wrap; more voices from the RNC; and continuing our coverage of race and income inequality with our series "How the Deck Is Stacked."

Musician Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz

Jul 22, 2016
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Raghu Manavalan

Think back to your first job. Maybe you learned a lesson that stuck with you or maybe you used the money you earned from it to make an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back.

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