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 Oct 23, 2020
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Marketplace is an excellent source of information about the national and global economy, and why you should care. Well produced and timely, but it does not require an economics degree top understand.

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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®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace

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What Biden plans to do and undo right away

The Biden transition team has released a list of executive actions planned for today as soon as the new president is inaugurated. Plus, Biden picks Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. And, in advanced economies, just how many people are actually worse off than their parents?

Jan 20, 2021
Europe welcomes “new dawn” in U.S. ahead of inauguration

From the BBC World Service: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outlined hopes for cooperation with the U.S. as a new administration is installed. Plus, a look at how the Biden administration’s planned immigration policies will affect migrants from Central America. And, we ask what the Biden administration could learn from Big Macs.

Jan 20, 2021
Are pro-Trump extremists’ messages more dangerous if they’re encrypted?

The app Parler is offline, and Facebook and Twitter are tamping down extremist speech on their platforms. More people are migrating to apps like Signal, which encrypts messages between parties, and Telegram, which can. That blunts the power of extremist messages, but it also makes it harder for law enforcement to see what they might be up to, reigniting a yearslong debate about encryption itself. Molly speaks with Alexandra Givens, the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology.

Jan 20, 2021
For COVID-19 vaccines, “no one seems to think that we have a plan”

President-elect Joe Biden says his administration will administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in his first 100 days in office. As of today, about 31 million vaccines have been distributed but only 12 million Americans have received the first dose. So what’s realistic? On today’s show, Johns Hopkins University health economist Dan Polsky gives us the lay of the land and tells us what needs to happen. Plus, a listener makes us smart about the 1954 shooting of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jan 20, 2021
3 states, 3 economies. What can they tell us?

We take a look at the unemployment pictures in Hawaii, Nebraska and South Florida. We also discuss what kind of economic challenges await the incoming Biden administration. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen sheds light on how the U.S. should approach its debt, and a French oil giant pivots to solar.

Jan 19, 2021
Rigging a game of Monopoly to illustrate economic inequality

An academic study featuring the board game shows that random success goes to our heads, with implications for widening economic inequality. Plus, Biden’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And, Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of the treasury begins.

Jan 19, 2021
Trump, Biden go back and forth on U.S. travel restrictions

The incoming Biden team plans to quash a last-minute proclamation from President Trump to lift travel restrictions from the Europe, the U.K. and Brazil. Plus, scaled-back inauguration festivities. And, the confirmation hearing for Biden’s nominee to be secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen.

Jan 19, 2021
Europe’s car industry sees record 2020 decline — and it’s short on chips

From the BBC World Service: There’s competition between carmakers and electronics manufacturers over vital semiconductor chips. Plus, India’s automobile hub brings in strict local hire quotas.

Jan 19, 2021
Taking down content is not censorship. It’s business.

On the show recently, we talked about tech companies and social media platforms regulating speech, banning President Donald Trump and other accounts, removing groups and topics and even booting Parler off of app stores and Amazon web hosting. And of course, there’s been a lot of backlash and claims of censorship and questions about whether speech on social media should be regulated by the government. All of that gets us to a topic that’s worth revisiting right now, which is the First Amendment. Molly speaks with Berin Szóka, the president of the nonprofit TechFreedom. He says, first of all, we’ve got to get our vocabulary right.

Jan 19, 2021
Will rent relief come soon enough?

More than 14 million people are behind on rent in the United States, and the only thing keeping them in their homes is the CDC’s eviction moratorium — which is set to expire at the end of the month. $25 billion in emergency rental assistance is on the way from the latest Congressional relief package, and President-elect Joe Biden has proposed an additional $25 billion in assistance on top of that. But with the eviction moratorium set to expire, will the money come soon enough? Plus, the business of backyard ice rinks and challenges in COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Jan 18, 2021
Samsung vice chairman is back in prison

Samsung shares dropped 4% in Seoul Monday morning on the news. Plus, on MLK Day, a look at how charity and nonprofit volunteers are serving during the pandemic. And, a lottery in Italy that’s meant to encourage cashless payments and fight tax evasion.

Jan 18, 2021
The Keystone XL pipeline’s new fate

President-elect Joe Biden appears set to cancel the permit for the pipeline as one of his first acts in office. Plus, competition for original content in the TV streaming wars. And, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the fight to outlaw housing discrimination.

Jan 18, 2021
Is China the pandemic-busting economy?

From the BBC World Service: China was the only major economy to expand in 2020, even after a historic plunge in growth between January and March. Plus, the Samsung heir is jailed for bribery. And people over 50 in the U.K. are booking more summer vacations.

Jan 18, 2021
Social media has been radicalizing people for years

Back in March 2019, a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and streamed the whole thing on YouTube. After that event we took a weeklong look at how social media radicalized people to violence, and how a troll becomes a terrorist. Now, nearly two years later and after a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, there still seems to be some surprise that online speech leads to offline consequences, so I wanted to revisit some of what I heard that week.

Jan 18, 2021
Wait, what happened to that vaccine stockpile??

Given the state of the democracy right now, you’d be forgiven for taking your eye off the COVID-19 vaccine ball. Today, we’ll catch you up on how the rollout is going — or, uh, not going. Plus: what MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was doing at the White House.

Here’s everything we talked about today:

Finally: We’re approaching our four-year anniversary of doing this show. On that very first episode, we heard from voters on both sides of the political aisle. And so, we want to hear from you again: What do you want people on the other side to know about you? Depending on your politics, feel free to define the “other side” however you like. Send us your answer — voice memo is best — at

Jan 16, 2021
Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan for the economy

We’re pretty much at the tipping point between the Trump and Biden economies. President-elect Joe Biden, set to officially take office Wednesday of next week, released his “American Rescue Plan” Thursday night. The $1.9 trillion proposal calls for ramped-up COVID-19 vaccine distribution and aid for Americans still struggling during the pandemic-caused recession. On today’s show: how the plan could impact the economic recovery. Plus, big banks are doing well and a conversation with outgoing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Jan 15, 2021
Pressuring banks on social change just got harder

A key regulator finalized a rule to prevent big banks from turning down loans to businesses, like gun-makers or oil drillers, solely because of perceived reputational risk. And, with more institutional investors looking into Bitcoin, is more regulation on the way?

Jan 15, 2021
Biden’s wish list for economic relief

The details on what’s in President-elect Joe Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” to get people through the pandemic. Plus, employers incentivize workers getting vaccinated. And, why bigger investors are starting to take Bitcoin more seriously.

Jan 15, 2021
Google blocks some news sites in Australia

From the BBC World Service: The tech giant changed its algorithm for 1% of Australian users as it tests the value of its service to news providers. Also, only eight countries in Africa have adequate death-registration systems. Plus, Germany prepares for life after Angela Merkel.

Jan 15, 2021
Will “cancel culture” come for us all?

Pro-Trump Republicans are furious that Twitter, Facebook and Amazon Web Services have taken President Donald Trump’s accounts and the app Parler offline. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, as well as other Republicans, called it “cancel culture.” Last March, Molly spoke with futurist Amy Webb, who predicted that cancel culture and the backlash to it would become an even bigger deal in the year ahead. She said that’s proving true in more ways than she expected.

Jan 15, 2021
Let’s talk about accountability

No, not for the president, but his supporters who filmed themselves charging into the Capitol and posted it online. Do they have a “right to be forgotten”? What about accountability for Facebook, where some of those extremists planned the Jan. 6 insurrection? And, oh yeah, what about for the officials at the helm when the water was poisonous in Flint, Michigan? We’re talking about all those stories today, plus Jerome Powell’s Zoom background and the Secret Service’s $3,000 toilet.

Here’s links to everything we talked about today:

Jan 15, 2021
Economic recovery: one step forward, several steps back

In positive economic news, President-elect Joe Biden announced his “American Rescue Plan” Thursday — a $1.9 trillion proposal to stabilize the economy and get COVID-19 under control. But pandemic unemployment continues to be a tale of two economies. The unemployment rate among the highest-paid workers is around 5%, while the rate among low-wage employees is as high as 20%. Sustained unemployment could lead to increased homelessness, with one study predicting homelessness could be twice as high as it was after the Great Recession. On today’s show: Economic recovery depends on your wage bracket. Plus, the economic significance of last week’s insurrection and a look at China one year after the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Jan 14, 2021
People flock by the millions to smaller encrypted messaging competitors

WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is the world’s most popular messaging app. But it’s losing business to smaller competitors like Signal and Telegram for a number of reasons. Plus, worse-than-expected weekly unemployment claims numbers. We look at why. And, the U.S. is not the only country undergoing a major political transition in 2021. There’s also Germany. How will changes there affect the global economy?

Jan 14, 2021
Security costs after last week’s Capitol attack

State budgets hit hard by the pandemic are being pushed even further with more security costs. Plus, businesses in and around Washington, D.C., are used to a boost around inauguration time. Not this year. And, federal workers and some military members catch up on previously deferred tax payments.

Jan 14, 2021
A tiny political party threatens the collapse of Italy’s government

From the BBC World Service: Matteo Renzi, the ex-prime minister, and his party object to the current spending plan for EU COVID-19 relief. Also, Lebanon’s round-the-clock coronavirus curfew. Plus, Indonesia’s vaccine program doesn’t start with older people.

Jan 14, 2021
Archiving posts from the Capitol attack has value for police and researchers

Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, which was filmed and photographed extensively, there’s been a scramble to find and archive all those images. Law enforcement and researchers are collecting them for clues and also to understand what happened. The research and investigative journalism site Bellingcat collects open-source intelligence and publishes reports on news and global events with a small staff of researchers and digital forensics experts and a big crew of volunteers. Molly speaks with Giancarlo Fiorella, an investigator at Bellingcat. He said the site just published a sort of forensics report on the movements of the San Diego protester Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed during the riot.

Jan 14, 2021
Parler’s attempted comeback

The right-wing social media app Parler has been banned by the major app stores and online hosting services over fears of more violence in the lead-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Still, it’s looking like the company is trying to restart itself, and we have a listener wondering what’s next. We’ll talk about it on this Whadda Ya Wanna Know Wednesday. Also on the docket: savings rates, stagflation, and “Ted Lasso.”

Here’s everything we talked about today:

Jan 14, 2021
How those $600 checks are being spent

It’s been a few weeks since the second round of COVID-19 relief started going out. Americans are spending those $600 checks on everything from tattoos and nice dinners to paying rent and electricity bills. The checks were meant to stimulate the economy, but also to provide economic relief to those seriously hurting during the pandemic. On today’s show: We check in with how a few people are using the money. Plus, how baby bonds could help close the racial wealth gap and why Netflix plans to release a new movie every week this year.

Jan 13, 2021
Hazard pay during COVID

It’s never been more risky during the pandemic for essential front-line workers to do their jobs. Yet many companies are no longer offering hazard pay. Plus, a name for Biden’s pick to oversee the SEC, investors and the stock market. Also, if the markets aren’t paying attention to Washington, what are they watching? And, the latest on China’s use of surveillance technology in its campaign against Uighurs.

Jan 13, 2021
List of companies cutting off political donations is growing

You can add Walmart and Disney to the list. They’re specifically cutting off donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the Electoral College results. Plus, a new approach to vaccine distribution from the federal government. And, Rep. Ro Khanna on impeachment, Twitter, Big Tech and more.

Jan 13, 2021
Amid Trump “techlash,” Brazil’s president pushes supporters to Telegram

From the BBC World Service: Jair Bolsonaro, a supporter of President Trump, is pushing people to use Telegram rather than other social media platforms. Plus, Huawei says it’ll amend a patent that describes a system that can identify Uighur Muslims. And, Northern Ireland food supply disruption affects people and pets.



Jan 13, 2021
Another fear after Capitol attack: information security

As we examine the fallout from the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, what are the cybersecurity implications? Maybe not the top thing on your mind. But consider that for hours rioters had almost unimpeded access to offices, networks and computers on desks. A laptop was even stolen, and security experts say there’s the potential for all kinds of hacking and intrusions. And the cybersecurity threat is made worse by a unique feature of Congress: Everyone is in charge of their own IT. Molly speaks with Bruce Schneier, a security technologist. He lists some of the things intruders could have done.

Jan 13, 2021
“Disinformation laundering” got us here

Disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz says conspiracy theories like QAnon are like giant balls of lint, picking up everything in their path: baseless claims of voter fraud, 5G, Hunter Biden, anti-vaccination fiction … and last Wednesday that huge ball rolled straight from President Donald Trump’s rally to the Capitol, thanks in part to Trump’s allies in the media and Congress who legitimized it. So what now? Can we unring that bell? We’ll talk about it, and why Jankowicz says there’s reason to be optimistic.

Here’s everything we talked about today:

Jankowicz’s latest for Foreign Affairs: “The Day the Internet Came for Them

And her last appearance on Make Me Smart

Disinformation’s big win” from Axios

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Has Tested Positive for COVID” from The Cut

Republicans Weigh Trump Censure, Impeachment” from The Wall Street Journal

Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office” from The New York Times

Jan 13, 2021
Businesses big and small aren’t feeling great about the state of things

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the biggest American business lobbying group and a typically reliable supporter of conservative and Republican politicians, said Tuesday that President Donald Trump “undermined our democratic institutions and ideals” last week. A chamber leader also said some members of Congress “will have forfeited the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Period. Full stop.” Small business owners aren’t feeling great about things either, with optimism at a seven-month low. On today’s show: the business world outlook. Plus, a look at systemic racism in farming and the pandemic’s continued impact on working mothers.

Jan 12, 2021
Impeachment weighed against Biden’s economic agenda

Plus, the prospect for better better economic news and more fiscal relief in the year ahead. And, the latest PPP loans can only come through applications to community banking organizations. That’s intended to help businesses who couldn’t get the forgivable loans the first time around.

Jan 12, 2021
Parler is suing Amazon

Can cloud computing giants kick out customers for what is seen as dangerous speech? Plus, on immigration, how the Biden administration could change things for for-profit detention centers. And, the “multiples” movement, which got high-end art into the homes of people who aren’t rich.

Jan 12, 2021
Why is trade tangled up in Northern Ireland?

From the BBC World Service: More paperwork to move goods into Northern Ireland after Brexit causes trade difficulties. Plus, Ford exits Brazil. And, India’s top court halts the implementation of controversial farming legislation.

Jan 12, 2021
One effect of the Instagrammed insurrection: FOMO

The insurrection at the Capitol last week was inspired by social media, organized on social media and finally, recorded on social media. We saw images of extremists breaking windows and sitting at Nancy Pelosi’s desk. In some ways, those images were one of the goals of the insurrection: for extremists to prove they were there and to inspire others to take part in the movement. But Wendy Schiller, professor of political science at Brown, says they could soon be replaced by other images of, for example, mugshots. “Marketplace Tech” host Molly Wood talks with her.

Jan 12, 2021
“Hydra is still inside of SHIELD”

That’s how Molly describes the lawmakers who still voted against certification of a free and fair election. That’s right: We’re back from our break and still assessing the fallout of last week’s insurrection, egged on by the president, at the Capitol building. On today’s show, we’ll talk about Trump’s few remaining supporters in Congress, the military people who were on the ground that day, the potential for further violence and how corporate America is reacting. Plus on Make Me Smile … more of the same.

Here’s everything we talked about today:

FBI memo warns law enforcement across U.S. of possible armed protests at 50 state capitols” from NBC News

Coca-Cola Suspends Political Donations After Capitol Violence” from Bloomberg

Officer resigns as Army investigates her involvement in Washington rally that led to U.S. Capitol riot” from CBS News

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs join U.S. corporations halting political donations after Capitol riot” from CNBC

Molly has been searching “No fly list” on Twitter

And finally, this video.

Correction: This episode describes viral videos taken out of context. The videos do not necessarily depict people who are on a no fly list. Additionally, one of the videos appears to be recirculated from 2018.

Jan 12, 2021
Corporate America is standing up to Trump

Following last week’s armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporations are starting to pull financial support from President Donald Trump and certain Republicans. JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are suspending political donations in general for at least six months. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Marriott are suspending donations specifically to Republicans who objected to the certification of the presidential election. And PGA of America pulled a championship tournament from a Trump golf course. On today’s show: the continuing economic fallout of a failed insurrection. Plus, how economic recovery might look now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and the success of TV reboots.

Jan 11, 2021
Corporations halt donations to some politicians

The moves come in response to violence at the Capitol last week. Plus, there was a net loss of 140,000 jobs for the U.S. economy in December, and all were held by women. Also, trying to forecast airport travel during the pandemic. And, what kind of security Inauguration Day will require, and how the insurrection and pandemic change things.

Jan 11, 2021
Will India’s Supreme Court step in over controversial farming laws?

From the BBC World Service: Farmers fear they’ll lose out on earnings and government-guaranteed crop prices under new rules. Bringing an end to weeks of protests might not be straightforward. Plus, what’s needed to shore up economies in 2021.

Jan 11, 2021
The next round of PPP loans

Paycheck Protection Program funds for businesses once again become available starting Monday. Initially, only first-time loan applications from businesses working with small, community lenders will be accepted. Plus, the social media platforms and internet service providers that have blocked or otherwise cut ties with President Trump. And, Biden’s vow to make the environment a top priority in an agenda that would reverse many Trump administration policies.

Jan 11, 2021
Surveillance tech is not accomplishing the things it’s supposed to

The federal government, along with state and local governments, spends billions of dollars every year on security and surveillance technology. In theory, to prevent things like the attack on the U.S. Capitol that happened last week. It’s sophisticated, comprehensive and creates a whole lot of privacy concerns, but also might not be accomplishing the right things. Molly speaks with Alvaro Bedoya, director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown.

Jan 11, 2021
Can Twitter end a presidency?

We were planning to come back anyway, honestly. After pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the Capitol, egged on by the president, we decided to cut short our holiday break. Then about five minutes before today’s taping, Twitter announced it was banning Donald Trump from his preferred platform. This whole week was a collision of the things we’ve talked about for years: disinformation radicalizing social media users, the offline consequences of online behavior, the peril of private companies acting as a check on a norm-shredding president. It’s been a huge week, and on today’s show, you’ll hear our raw reaction to it.

By the way, here’s the Twitter thread Kai mentioned today.

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Jan 09, 2021
Jobs, jobs, jobs

The U.S. economy lost jobs for the first time since April, shedding 140,000 positions, the December jobs report showed. And long-term unemployment ticked up to 37% — quadruple what it was before the pandemic. It’s unclear if businesses will start hiring again anytime soon, as the COVID-19 rages across the United States. On today’s show: The worsening pandemic will continue to slow jobs recovery. Plus, how the vaccine rollout is going in rural America, and restaurant workers in Washington, D.C., can get vaccinated starting Feb. 1.

Jan 08, 2021
The jobs recovery is over for now

For the first month since April, the U.S. economy lost jobs in December. Plus, Biden taps nominees for the Departments of Commerce and Labor. And, at the current government auction, prices for 5G radio spectrum are through the roof.

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Jan 08, 2021
Speeding up vaccine delivery

We’ve seen a slow start in many places. What will it take to pick it up? Plus, will hiring pick up in the new year with more vaccine rollout and COVID relief money? And, calls from a flight attendants union to ban people who invaded the U.S. Capitol from boarding flights.

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Jan 08, 2021
Travelers to the U.K. need a negative COVID test starting next week

From the BBC World Service: Airline and other travel executives have called for testing for months. So why has it taken this long? Plus, tariff-free access to the European Union is proving complex for U.K. exporters. And, the DIY “face-lift.”

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Jan 08, 2021
Social media companies block Trump, but where’s the bigger reckoning with hate speech?

Facebook and several other platforms have banned President Donald Trump indefinitely. Twitter banned Lin Wood, Trump’s conspiracy theory-spouting lawyer, but new conspiracies theories are spreading, for instance that antifa was actually  behind Wednesday’s deadly events at the U.S. Capitol. And all of it is fueling the question of how to deal with hate speech and online radicalization. Molly speaks with Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. She said historically in the U.S., hate speech has been treated like any other speech.

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Jan 08, 2021