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Marketplace Weekend™ gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at marketplace.org.
Friday, July 11, 2014 4:47pmThis week, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explain what the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling means for privacy and cenorship. New York Magazine contributing editor Jessica Pressler and Business Insider’s Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal discuss the meteoric rise of penny stock CYNK, what the minutes of the last Fed meeting say about the economy and how one man raised thousands of dollars in the quest to make potato salad. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is running low on cash. And that trust fund, in part, sponsors the roads we all drive on. What's that mean for the future of roads in America? Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour explains the world of high-paying tech internships. If you could go back in time, what could you tell your 18-year-old self about money? Lauren Berger chats about common money regrets and how to avoid them. Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio tells the story of his most regretful purchase for our segment "I Can't Believe I Bought That." And finally, Whiteboard host Paddy Hirsch explains 'corporate inversion' and why it's good news/bad news.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:36pmOn Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal discuss his conversation with President Obama. What can we expect in the last 2 years of his presidency? How do transgendered women fare in the workforce? Mostly like their female colleagues, Ashley Milne-Tyte finds. The little words in the fine print can add up to big bills down the line. Personal finance expert Ilyce Glink shares her tips to not get caught. Musician Alex White shares what she learned about money growing up. NBA free agency season is upon us, but how's the game changing beyond the court? And Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what he learned about Facebook's emotion study for Tech IRL.
Friday, June 27, 2014 12:37pmThis week on Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Quartz's Zach Seward discuss what's next for internet TV company Aereo after a Supreme Court decision ruled their service illegal. 44 percent of Americans consider themselves 'middle class,' down 9 percent from five years ago. What does middle class mean, anyway? Marketplace's David Gura recaps President Obama's plan for paid family leave. $2 trillion lives under the table in the U.S., we look at a few listener stories that exist in the gray area. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us why New York is changing their payphones. And, since it's the weekend, it's time for brunch. Andrea Chang from the LA Times and Buzzfeed's Ken Bensinger discuss what's on their plate.