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Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report® (First Edition and Mid-Day Update), Marketplace Tech® and Marketplace Weekend®, in addition to our digital-only podcasts. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Pub...more

Episodes

  • Jack Lew on how economic force compares to military force

    Oct 16 2018

    (Markets Edition) We're taking a snapshot of the economics of the midterm elections, since Monday was the deadline for campaigns sharing their fundraising and spending numbers from the past three months. Nancy Marshall-Genzer has been following the money and tells us more. Then we take the conversation to foreign affairs and ask the question: In the face of an international crisis, would the U.S. be able to count on help from its allies? We spoke to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who s...more

  • Brexit complicates the Gibraltar feud between Britain and Spain

    Oct 16 2018

    (U.S. Edition) The federal deficit has risen to $779 billion, which is the biggest it has been since 2012. But as we look a little deeper, the deficit isn't just big, it's also historically strange. Starting on Wednesday, Canadians will be able to legally buy cannabis for recreational use both online and in standalone stores. The Canadian government is hoping that the market in place freezes out criminal competitors. Then, we discuss The Rock. No, not that Rock. We mean Gibraltar – a self govern...more

  • Lack of sleep costs U.S. economy $400B each year

    Oct 16 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … We’ll catch you up on the latest Brexit talks ahead of a series of negotiations this week. Then, after Kraft’s hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to protect British companies from predatory foreign buyers. Proposed new rules could do just that, but will they make it too easy to deny potential mergers on national security grounds? Then, the CDC has deemed insufficient sleep a “public health problem,” but new res...more

  • Who owns genetic testing results?

    Oct 16 2018

    DNA and genetic testing are big business. But there are real questions about privacy and about what happens to your genetic information after you get tested. Recently, the DNA testing company 23andMe partnered with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to develop personalized drugs and research treatment for diseases like lupus and Parkinson's. Jen King is director of consumer privacy at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. King told Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood that, surp...more

  • After Brexit, will the the Rock of Gibraltar stay British?

    Oct 15 2018

    Gibraltar, on the southern tip of Spain, is a British territory. It’s also one of Europe’s most prosperous economies. But could Brexit change all that? We'll take a closer look at the territory caught in the middle. Then, an unintended consequence of the trade war: As the Trump administration doles out $12 billion in aid for farmers hurt by tariffs, a lot of produce has found its way to food banks. Plus, what the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could mean for the American and Saudi e...more

  • Behind the midterm elections is a lot of big money

    Oct 15 2018

    (Markets Edition) Sears (also Kmart) filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, which means another 150 stores will close. However, 500 stores are staying open if suppliers want to maintain the flow of merchandise. We look at the history of the issues of Sears. We also take a look at the markets, and then the economy with Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives. Also, Monday is the day political campaigns unveil the numbers on their quarterly spending. There’s big money behind midterm elections,...more

  • Controversy over journalist's possible murder dominates Saudi business climate

    Oct 15 2018

    (U.S. Edition) The cloud of suspicion around the possible murder of a dissident Saudi journalist hung over a drop of the key index on the Saudi stock market on Sunday, but Monday is a bit of a different story. Some of that may be linked to President Trump, who said he’d punish Saudi Arabia while also focusing on the country’s denials and how stopping arms sales would harm the U.S. Also, we check in with economics contributor Chris Farrell about the state of U.S. real estate. Today’s show is spon...more

  • Sears buckles under debt, files for bankruptcy protection

    Oct 15 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After struggling for years under a heavy debt load and red-hot competition from e-commerce titans, Sears filed for bankruptcy protection today. The stage is set for confrontation tonight when the European Commission finally gets its hands on Italy’s draft budget. Afterwards, more high-profile business leaders are pushing back against Saudi Arabia as questions swirl around the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Finally, in a bid to tac...more

  • Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?

    Oct 15 2018

    Silicon Valley loves a charismatic founder story. But there's a difference between vision and leadership and … narcissism. And new research shows that narcissistic CEOs are bad for business. Jennifer Chatman, a professor of management at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business who has researched the tech industry, found that narcissistic CEOs tend to pay themselves more and pay their executives less. They get involved in more lawsuits because they take more risks than they need to. And they tend t...more

  • Here come the consultants

    Oct 12 2018

    With an avalanche of tariffs to navigate, companies are facing a lot of uncertainty over how to plan ahead. Meanwhile, business is booming for trade consultants. We'll talk about it, but first: mortgage rates have hit a seven-year high, and Obamacare prices are dropping for the first time. What's going on? Plus, how nonprofits fund raise after scandal.

  • Cadillac is taking a ride back to Detroit. Will buyers ride with it?

    Oct 12 2018

    (Markets Edition) The volatile nature of the markets, especially this week, can take a mental toll on anyone paying attention. It hasn’t been this active since February, so we talked to market pro Barry Ritholtz, founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, about it. Then, despite all the news of trade tensions between China and the U.S., China actually has a trade surplus with the U.S. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more. Also, we check in on Cadillac, which is making the move back to Detroit as it works ...more

  • How interest rates played a big part in the market swoon

    Oct 12 2018

    (U.S. Edition) The Dow’s roughly 1400-point drop this week seemed to have a ripple effect across the global markets as well, but now things appear to have settled down as of Friday morning. We talk to Barry Ritholtz of Ritholtz Wealth Management on how to deal with this kind of activity day-to-day. Then we check in with columnist and ProPublica editor Allan Sloan about the role of interest rates in the ongoing tale of President Trump and his blaming of the Federal Reserve for the market issues t...more

  • Businesses turn away from Saudi Arabia amid uncertainty about dissident journalist’s fate

    Oct 12 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Businesses are turning away from Saudi Arabia after reports a dissident journalist was killed by the country’s security forces. Then, we hear from Paul Romer, who won this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences for his research into how innovation can be used to protect the environment. Afterwards, Netflix and Amazon are battling in India to increase viewers. But competition from Indian production houses is complicating efforts. We’ll take ...more

  • What to worry about when you worry about smart speakers

    Oct 12 2018

    In just the last week, Facebook and Google have both announced new smart speakers with video screens. And Amazon is heck-bent on putting Alexa in everything. On the one hand, people seem to want these doohickeys. Research firm Canalys says global smart speaker sales grew 187 percent in the second quarter of this year. On the other hand, an always-on, always-connected listening device in the home really freaks some folks out. Let's dig into this in Quality Assurance, the segment where we take a d...more

  • What's better than no fees? Negative fees.

    Oct 11 2018

    Roughly one in three people in the United States have less than $5,000 in retirement savings, but for those lucky enough to have some money stashed away, the cost of investing has been getting lower and lower. Management fees for mutual funds have dropped to fractions of a percent over the last decade, and some funds have no fees. So what's driving the fee wars? What do institutions get out of it? We'll talk about it. Then, a conversation with Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove of ...more

  • Could a vacancy tax help Oakland with homelessness?

    Oct 11 2018

    (Markets Edition) We take a look at inflation numbers in light of the Consumer Price Index’s rise by a tenth of a percent last month. Then we talk about pollution from a seemingly unlikely source: meat. Large meat processors have released more pollution than acceptable in streams and rivers according to a new study. Also, Oakland is seeing a rise in homelessness possibly due to climbing rents, so a tax on vacant properties is being discussed. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group, (gai...more

  • Food banks are trying to connect with more high-risk seniors

    Oct 11 2018

    (U.S. Edition) Wednesday was a rough day for Wall Street, with markets dropping across the board. To shed some light on what’s happening is Michael Hewson, market analyst with CMC Markets. Also, earnings season is coming up, and big banks are expected to report their earnings on Friday. Marketplace’s Justin Ho shares more. Then, we look into the issue affecting people 50 years of age and older: hunger. With millions in that age range at risk of going hungry, food providers are holding events in ...more

  • Global stocks retreat as U.S. worries spread

    Oct 11 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Stock markets around the world are in retreat as a selloff ricochets from the U.S. Is it the latest buy-the-dip opportunity or are there more serious risks at play? Then, a conference on the illegal trade in wildlife opens Thursday in London – it's worth $22 billion a year, making it the fourth-biggest transnational organized crime. Afterwards, prepare for takeoff: The world’s longest non-stop flight, from Singapore to New York, clocks in at 19 hours...more

  • The local, national, and global fight over 5G infrastructure

    Oct 11 2018

    The whole multitrillion dollar promise of 5G and its millions of jobs and new businesses is just a pipe dream without infrastructure. Unlike 4G, which can be delivered through a relatively small number of tall towers, 5G wireless service relies on lots and lots of small receivers placed fairly close together. And installing all those little 5G cells is turning into a big fight. (10/11/18)

  • Mnuchin warns China of "competitive devaluation" as yuan drops

    Oct 10 2018

    (Markets Edition) With the Chinese yuan falling, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attempted to warn China of taking part in “competitive devaluation” of the currency. Then, we check on the markets with Jeffery Cleveland, chief economist with Payden & Rygel in Los Angeles. Finally, we look into networking. Before, connections could be made over a round of golf. But in Silicon Valley, ultimate frisbee has become the gateway to opportunities. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime...more

  • LinkedIn's co-founder breaks down "blitzscaling"

    Oct 10 2018

    (U.S. Edition) We check in on the decline of the yuan, the national currency of China. Shaun Rein, the managing director of the China Market Research Group, told us more. A global summit on mental health concludes Wednesday in a bid to secure money and treatment comparable to other health issues. Worldwide, mental disorders cost governments almost $2.5M per year. Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, stopped by to talk about the concept of “blitzscaling” detailed in his new book. Today’s sho...more

  • Register to vote or die

    Oct 10 2018

    We're a couple weeks away from the midterm elections, and it's crunch time for voter registration. Political organizations and campaigns have spent millions on voter registration efforts targeting young and diverse voters, but will it work? Also on today's show: Amid trade tensions, the value of the Chinese yuan has been falling against the dollar, which has both the United States and China worried. Plus: How YouTube is changing parenting and the entertainment industry for children.

  • Costs of extreme weather up 251 percent over last 20 years

    Oct 10 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A day after it downgraded its forecast for global growth next year, the International Monetary Fund is out with a new warning Wednesday about what it calls "dangerous undercurrents" threatening the world economy. Then, more than half a million people have been urged to evacuate their homes in the southeastern part of the U.S. as Hurricane Michael prepares to make landfall. That’s just weeks after storms ravaged Indonesia and the Carolinas. Now, the U...more

  • Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multitrillion dollar economic impact

    Oct 10 2018

    The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, could be a huge deal. The speed and the number of devices that can be connected could spawn new businesses we haven't even thought of yet. Last year chipmaker Qualcomm and tech research firm IHS Technology put out a report that said 5G could enable $12 trillion in economic output across the world by 2035 and add some 22 million jobs. The report compared 5G to electricity. Compare that to 4G, which, just in the U.S., contributed about half a trillio...more

  • R.I.P., Google Plus

    Oct 09 2018

    We hardly used ye. Google is phasing out its social platform Google Plus after a massive data breach. We look at how this could affect Google’s business model. Also on today's show, the International Monetary Fund predicted in its global economic forecast that trade disputes and turbulent emerging markets will slow global economic growth. And, are electric scooters all that bad, or are they a sign of where our transportation system is headed? A report on the electric scooter craze from Los Angel...more

  • 85: Expl4inathon

    Oct 09 2018

    It's time for another Explainathon, the biannual tradition when we put Kai and Molly to the test: In 30 minutes, they'll try to answer as many of your questions as possible. It's going to be tough, because this might just be our widest-ranging 'thon yet: Gamers! Trade wars! Gas prices! Bots on the trading floor! Plus, Kai and Molly will try to stump each other.Thanks to everyone who joined us for last week's Reddit AMA! If you missed it, you can read the whole thing here. Don't forget join our F...more

  • Meet Ford Gum and Machine, the last American gumball maker

    Oct 09 2018

    (Markets Edition) New numbers show the benefits of aggressively helping young people finish school and find jobs. A study followed two groups, both ages 16 to 24, on their journeys. Then we dive into the markets, where the latter half of this week signals the beginning of a new season of sorts for market participants. Also, we check in on the last American gumball company standing, Ford Gum and Machine Company, which has been around for more than a century. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance ...more

  • When a platform like Google Plus falls, does your data make a sound to hackers?

    Oct 09 2018

    (U.S. Edition) A new report details how the private information of almost half a million Google users was exposed to hackers until Google sealed up the leak in the spring. The apparent weak link was Google Plus, so we take a look at the data vulnerabilities that can occur when a platform fades into oblivion. Then, we check the global economic pulse with new data from the International Monetary Fund. Also, we discuss what to do when political discussion forces its way into the workplace in the ne...more

  • As Korean pop group fills boy-band gap, tour tickets soar on secondary market

    Oct 09 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … The IMF has downgraded its view of global growth due in part to ongoing trade tensions. We’ll hear from the organization’s chief economist. Then, after a month of speculation, Pakistan put rumors to rest and said it will seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund to tackle its mounting balance of payments crisis. We’ll hear from our reporter on the ground in Islamabad.  Afterwards, Korean pop band BTS has stepped in to fill the boy-band vacu...more