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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 25, 2014 10:22pmThis weekend, Lizzie O'Leary looks at what's next for the Affordable Care Act after two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on whether the federal government can provide health care subsidies. Plus, Linnette Lopez of Business Insider and Ben Walsh of Reuters discuss what’s on their plate this week and what’s next in news. Also, we talk to Jill Schlesinger who gives some tips for handling a kid or relative who is living in your basement and can’t seem to get back on their feet and find their own place. In worldwide news, BBC reporter Rushdi Abualouf discusses the impact of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict on business in the region. Then, Zillow will translate listings into Mandarin, and New York is trying to combat texting while driving and texting while walking accidents. We'll visit Puerto Rico who's economy is currently floundering in debt, and catch up on millennials and why they refuse to invest their money.
Friday, July 18, 2014 3:37pmThis weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Steve Levine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz, about what Russian sanctions mean for the America economy and for Russia. Kim Davidson, Business Development Manager in Murrieta, Calif., discusses the impact of immigration protests in the city. Certified financial planner Louis Barajas gives some advice on what to do when love and money just aren’t working together. Stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo talks about how chasing your dream isn't a choice, it's an inevitability — one that can ruin you financially. There has been a lot of talk in Congress about shutting down the Export-Import Bank. The House Committee on Oversight and Government reform has launched a probe into possible corruption of the bank. But what is it? We visit a fabric store in Manhattan that has benefited from the bank in the past.
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.