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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

  • A cars-for-cheese deal

    Jul 17 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … About 600 million people are about to benefit from a major free trade agreement between the European Union and Japan in what's called a "cars-for-cheese deal." With tariffs on most goods set to disappear, we explain why it’s America — not Asia — that’s suffering from the “protectionist disease." Then, the world's largest e-commerce retailer may be running a massive promotion, but in Germany, Amazon's workers are striking over pay. And, Pakistan’s eco...more

  • How Univision finds the next social media star

    Jul 17 2018

    As part of our series on the creator economy, we’re looking at “influencers.” Those are the YouTube and Instagram personalities who get big followings and free products that they then promote to their followers. We're also looking at the people who find those influencers and connect them with the brands who want to influence people. One of those finders is Jennifer Perri, vice president of the Univision Creator Network. She talks with Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood. 

  • Hi, I'd like to file a complaint

    Jul 16 2018

    We're starting today with news from overseas, not Helsinki but Geneva, where the World Trade Organization is fielding complains from China against the United States, and the U.S. against pretty much everybody. We'll talk about what happens next and what it could mean for the brewing trade war(s). Then: site glitches aside, Amazon's Prime Day has become a sort of Black Friday in July, which means a lot of packages will be on the move these next few days. We'll look at whether the shipping industr...more

  • The business of luxury chicken rearing

    Jul 16 2018

    (Markets Edition) We had some strong numbers for retail last month. The U.S. Census Bureau has revealed that June retail sales were up 0.5 percent. We'll hear from Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, about what these figures say about consumers, the labor market and inflation. Afterwards, we'll discuss Facebook's plan to pay Fox News, CNN and ABC to make programs exclusively for the platform, and then we'll explore how wealthy residents in the Bay Area are sinking $20,000 into f...more

  • The future of flying: anywhere in the world in a couple of hours

    Jul 16 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … It’s official: Chinese growth figures showed the economy lost steam in the second quarter against a backdrop of growing trade tensions. Is it time to worry about the world’s second-largest economy? Meanwhile, European Union leaders have urged China, the U.S. and Russia not to start a trade war. We ask if multilateralism, mutual understanding and mutual respect are enough to avoid one. Then, imagine flying from New York to Singapore in just a couple o...more

  • Ten years later, what we learned from WALL-E

    Jul 16 2018

    Ten years ago this summer, the Pixar film “WALL-E” came out. It's about a future where humans have ruined earth's environment with trash, so they live in space, captive to screens, self-driving chairs, and robot servants. One little robot is left on Earth to clean up the mess, until he finds love — and ends up saving humanity from itself. As part of our summer entertainment series, we're pondering the critiques and lessons of Wall-E with sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson, who also happens to be...more

  • Another rural hospital shuts down

    Jul 15 2018

    (U.S. Edition) While President Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaders from the European Union are meeting with China. We'll look at whether this summit will push the two regions to band together against the U.S. Afterwards, we'll discuss why retail sales have been on the rise since the spring, and then we'll talk about what the closure of a rural hospital in southeastern Missouri — Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center — means for people who live nearby. Today's podcast is...more

  • Mergers and mergers and mergers and acquisitions

    Jul 13 2018

    The Department of Justice is appealing the ruling that cleared Time Warner's $85 billion merger with AT&T, the government announced just before we put out yesterday's show. Today, we're trying to game out what's next, especially since the merger's already begun. Then, we'll look at the other huge media deal in the offing: Disney and Comcast's bidding war for 21st Century Fox, and Hulu's role in it. And, of course, we'll tackle the fire hose of political news in the Weekly Wrap.

  • The Economics of Disaster (Encore)

    Jul 13 2018

    A lot happened in 2017, and we’re returning to one particular natural disaster that changed Puerto Rico from top to bottom. As communities on the island have recovered, there’s a trail of money to follow behind it all. This week, we are revisiting this hourlong special on the economics of disaster. We head to Puerto Rico to examine life on the ground following Hurricane Maria. We look at the debt situation, the realities of life when the lights stay out and what it takes to bring power back. Plu...more

  • China might be worried about an economic slowdown

    Jul 13 2018

    (Markets Edition) China reported last month that it had a record trade surplus with the U. S. — another way of saying it had a record trade deficit with the country. But there were some other surprises buried deeper in the data, which we'll dive into on today's show. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Amazon's competitors have started hopping on the "Prime Day" bandwagon. Today's podcast is sponsored by Abby Connect (abbyconnect.com/morning), Carbonite (Carbonite.com), and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketpl...more

  • The Big Mac Index

    Jul 13 2018

    (U.S. Edition) President Trump visited the U.K. this week, leaving some very mixed messages. We'll discuss how the trip went, along with the British prime minister's push to snag a bilateral trade deal with the country. Afterwards, as part of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's first broadcast interview, we'll preview parts of his conversation with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal, and then we'll talk to The Economist about its "Big Mac Index," which measures the difference between the price of a Big Mac in diff...more

  • Trump dampens hope for U.K.-U.S. trade after Brexit

    Jul 13 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Protesters have lined the streets in central London this morning to speak against President Trump’s visit to the capital. Prime Minister Theresa May was counting on support from her U.S. counterpart with Brexit negotiations reaching a crescendo, but overnight comments from the president might have squashed her hopes. Then, new figures released today show China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record high last month. How much of that has to do with...more

  • Twitter is in a big game of "bot or not"

    Jul 13 2018

    This week, Twitter announced that it's removing locked accounts from its platform. That's in an effort to clean up its bot problem. Bots are fake Twitter accounts that spread propaganda and intimidate people. A New York Times story in January suggested that up to 15 percent of Twitter's user base could be bots. Twitter says it was more like 5 percent. But now, as the company is trying to clean up the bot problem, some investors are worried that Twitter may have fewer human users than they though...more

  • Powell on wages, transparency and independence at the Fed

    Jul 12 2018

    Jay Powell's been the chairman of the Federal Reserve for about five and a half months. His office in the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue is still getting put together, but he's already put his mark on the central bank and chatting with us today is part of that. We talked about transparency, trade disputes and stagnant wages, but he wasn't able to talk about inflation. The numbers came out just minutes after our conversation ended, and they showed consumer prices are growing fast...more

  • Full interview: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

    Jul 12 2018

    In the five months since Jerome “Jay” Powell took over as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the country is facing a growing number of tests: stagnant wage growth, tariff disputes around the world and a White House that likes to publicly offer the Fed economic advice. In his first broadcast interview since taking the job, Powell told Kai Ryssdal that he is “not concerned” about political pressure and that he’s keeping his focus on carrying out the Fed’s mandate from Congress: “We have a long tr...more

  • A crisis in the vanilla economy

    Jul 12 2018

    (Markets Edition) Over the next few days, the country's biggest banks are gearing up to report their earnings for the most recent quarter — and expectations are high. We'll look at why analysts are anticipating strong earnings. Afterwards, we'll discuss how investors are starting to ask for higher returns in the short term from the government — a potential sign of a recession. Then finally, we'll talk about the rising price of vanilla, which is forcing some players in the ice cream world to make...more

  • America is set to become the world's biggest oil producer

    Jul 12 2018

    (U.S. Edition) With the China and the U.S. constantly going back and forth about trade, we'll take a look at how U.S. businesses in China are feeling about escalating tensions. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the United States' increase in oil production means for U.S. consumers, and then we'll explore how Costa Rica has created a program to offer hormone replacement therapy for transgender people. Today's podcast is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors), Battell...more

  • Crunch day for Brexit

    Jul 12 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After a stormy week of resignations, the British government is about to publish its latest proposals for exiting the European Union. Will this blueprint deliver the promised "comprehensive vision" to businesses craving a clear direction? We hear from the new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, and Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. Also in this edition: as President Trump begins his first official visit to the U.K., the ...more

  • Yes, lots of people are still playing "Pokemon Go"

    Jul 12 2018

    "Pokemon Go" was one of 2016’s most popular mobile games, but it seemed to lose players just as quickly as it gained them. That may have been due to some technical glitches, but "Pokemon Go" appears to be back. That's at least in part thanks to some new social features. Those are what got Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood back in the game, and got her thinking about who else is playing "Pokemon Go."

  • NATO's IOUs

    Jul 11 2018

    If you thought all the Chinese trade talk was testy, you should see footage from President Donald Trump's first day of North Atlantic Treaty Organization meetings today. Trump slammed American allies, saying "many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money" from years of defense spending. And that was just the photo op. We'll fill you in on the NATO meeting and what to expect during the next few days of talks in Brussels. Plus, the latest on those tariffs. Then: Like a lot of cities hit hard ...more

  • The phone call that lowered Pfizer drug prices

    Jul 11 2018

    (Markets Edition) Pfizer has reversed its big price increase following pressure from Trump and his administration. We'll discuss some of the reasons why they may have taken heed of the government's words, and why there could still be a catch. Afterwards, we'll explore how the trade war affects banks, and then we'll talk about a potential bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K. Today's podcast is sponsored by Avast (avast.com), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.michiga...more

  • The trade war is getting bigger

    Jul 11 2018

    (U.S. Edition) The trade war between the U.S. and China is escalating. The Trump administration has published an additional list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that it wants to hit with tariffs. We'll discuss China's response to this list, and the change in the types of products that we're hitting with penalties. Afterwards, we'll look at how some U.S.-China deals are staying on track, despite all this trade turmoil. Tesla is building its first factory outside of the U.S. in Shanghai. Pl...more

  • “Coming home” or not, World Cup will give a boost to England’s economy

    Jul 11 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A fresh list of potential Chinese tariff targets from the U.S. this morning is sending global markets solidly lower. China says it’s “shocked” by the measures. So what’s included and when could they go into effect? Then, President Trump is at the NATO meeting in Brussels today. While he’s criticized Germany for not contributing enough to the alliance’s defense budget, the meeting has big implications for trade, too. Afterward, it’s a big night for En...more

  • Tesla's China plant will serve the world's biggest electric car market

    Jul 11 2018

    China is a huge market for electric cars. Tesla is looking for a place to build and sell lots of electric cars. But the U.S. is in a trade war with China and right now there's about a 40 percent tax on American-made cars being sold in China. That hurts all automakers, but if you're trying to become the dominant electric car maker in the world you need to sell cars in China. Dan Sperling is the founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. He...more

  • 72: Are we an eponymous lifestyle brand yet?

    Jul 10 2018

    Make Me Smart loves the art of the zoom out. Wages aren't rising? Let's look at how capitalism is or isn't working for people. Big leak at Facebook? Let's talk about the ethics of running a huge tech company. And one way to approach big problems is to change your thinking about them in a big way. So could an issue with an economy or a corporation — at any scale — be seen as a design flaw? We talk this week with Sarah Stein Greenberg, who runs the design program at Stanford (the "d.school"). She ...more

  • The SCOTUS news is just starting

    Jul 10 2018

    President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court came with a little surprise and a lot of theater. But what happens next should come as no surprise at all: millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of advertising for and against Kavanaugh's appointment. We'll talk about what to expect. Then: We'll explain the upcoming rent control ballot measure in California, and what it could mean for the affordable housing crisis around the country. Plus, what you need to know about...more

  • The trade war doesn't seem to be affecting company earnings (yet)

    Jul 10 2018

    (Markets Edition) With news that Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice, we'll take at look at the high court's track record when it comes to  pro-business issues. Afterwards, we'll chat with market strategist Karyn Cavanaugh about how all this trade war talk has yet to be reflected in company earnings, and then we'll discuss how Norway is undergoing an oil supply squeeze due to a worker's strike. Today's podcast is sponsored by Anchor, LLC (anchorbooks.co/marketpl...more

  • Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is a friend of big business

    Jul 10 2018

    (U.S. Edition) Trump has selected his nominee for the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge and a former aide to President George W. Bush. We'll look at his record on business cases and how this might play out in the U.S. economy. Afterwards, we'll examine the state of small businesses, and then we'll talk to Clevelanders about how they feel about LeBron James' departure from their hometown. Today's podcast is sponsored by Anchor, LLC (anchorbooks.co/marketplace), Avast (...more

  • A bear market for the lira, a bull market for nepotism in Turkey?

    Jul 10 2018

    (Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Guyana – a country on  South America’s North Atlantic coast – is bracing for the blessings and curses of a coming oil boom, while Norway braces for an oil strike. Then, in the latest move to consolidate his power, Turkey’s president appointed his son-in-law to oversee the country’s economic ministry, knocking out his former deputy prime minister who was largely seen as keeping a place within the cabinet. What does the move mean for high inflation and...more

  • Why Uber and others see a billion-dollar future in e-scooters

    Jul 10 2018

    On Monday, Uber announced a partnership with the electric scooter rental company Lime. Uber already owns Jump Bikes, an electric bike startup. Lyft just bought a bike rental company as well. All these moves are about creating one-stop shopping for all kinds of transportation and also about solving a pretty basic problem. The average cab ride is less than three miles and using a car to make that trip is expensive and inefficient, especially in traffic. Hence this new investment trend in what's be...more