Marketplace All-in-One

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Magnificent Steve
 Nov 24, 2019

 Apr 27, 2019
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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 Jul 27, 2018


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

Episode Date
What happens when your trucking company goes bankrupt mid-delivery?

Environmental and labor rules feature prominently in the “New NAFTA” deal. Plus, the unceremonious way one trucker learned his company went out of business right before the holidays.

Dec 11, 2019
Is the “splinternet” in our future?

Saudi Aramco becomes the most valuable publicly traded stock in the world. The new energy secretary gets sworn in today. Plus, “The Economist” gives its predictions for 2020, including the prospects for the “splinternet” and the rise of the “yold.”

Dec 11, 2019
Saudi Aramco debut fuels market excitment

From the BBC World Service… Aramco shares jump 10% on debut. France braces for pension reform speech. Plus, a spotlight on Morocco’s economy.

Dec 11, 2019
Machines need to be funny if they want to sell stuff

Chatbots are growing in importance as a way of bringing in revenue: Juniper Research estimates that by the year 2023, retail sales through chatbots will reach $112 billion. But those bots can lose customers if they can’t keep up with conversations. So to make chatbots witty and even funny, tech companies are turning to entertainers.

Dec 11, 2019
Must. Keep. Growing.

Every single day here at Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal “does the numbers,” talking about how the stock market fared at close. When they are up, we play the happy music. Same with monthly jobs numbers and the GDP. We’ve had a few listeners write in to ask: Why? Does the economy always need to get bigger, all the time, forever? Here to help us sort through this kind of existential question and maybe even figure out some better numbers to “do” is Josh Bivens with the Economic Policy Institute. By the way: We’re still looking for your 2020 predictions! Send them to, and we’ll play some on our last episode of the year.

Dec 11, 2019
We have a deal, folks

House Democrats have reached an agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement more than two years after the Trump administration started the process of renegotiating NAFTA. We’ll tell you everything you need to know. Plus: robotic produce pickers, the fight over irrigation water and a conversation with the first woman to run an American record company.

Dec 10, 2019
Gentrification in the birthplace of democracy

The U.S. and China agree to delay tariffs, according to reports. The UK faces its third election in five years as Brexit looms. Plus, Airbnb is facing protests in Athens, Greece as rents go up.

Dec 10, 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you’re in HR

The “New NAFTA” is closer to congressional approval. Corporate diversity measures have failed black millennial professionals. Plus, holiday parties are more popular this year, which means employers have to be extra careful about unruly behavior.

Dec 10, 2019
Power crisis brewing for South African business

From the BBC World Service… Widespread power cuts wallop businesses in South Africa. Nintendo launches Switch in China with Tencent’s help. Plus, what the artificial intelligence revolution means for our jobs.

Dec 10, 2019
China wants to ban foreign computers and software from government offices

A report this week in the Financial Times suggests that China might be moving to ban all foreign computer hardware and software from government agencies and public organizations within three years. The move could hurt American tech companies, but what’s tricky is that China doesn’t really have the technology to replace a lot of the software it’s trying to kick out. “Marketplace Tech” host Molly Wood talks with Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

Dec 10, 2019
Remembering Paul Volcker

Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker, who helped shape American economic policy for decades, died this morning. Today, we look over his impact on the economy, and recall the time he raised interest rates to 21.5%. Plus: A new innovation that could make recycling more efficient, how to make kids’ entertainment more diverse, and the “smoker’s track” at work.

Dec 10, 2019
Finding the American Dream through politics

Sprint and T-Mobile head to court to defend their mega-merger. Why mortgage rates remain steady as interest rates go down. Plus, how one woman found the better life her parents sought in this country.

Dec 09, 2019
Beers, bigotry and a boycott that’s working

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposed deal to lower prescription drug prices is up for a vote in the House. Banks and hedge funds are messing with the repo market. Plus, a Michigan brewery faces backlash in the wake of a racial discrimination settlement.

Dec 09, 2019
What’s the point of meetings?

From the BBC World Service… WTO’s Appellate Body is set to lose two judges. Plus, are meetings just a way to waste the workday?

Dec 09, 2019
Microsoft’s president reflects on a decade of antitrust investigations

Microsoft is one of the world’s biggest tech companies, but it’s mostly been left out of controversies and investigations around privacy, data protection and antitrust. It’s ironic since the company spent about a decade fighting antitrust allegations in the 1990s. Microsoft is still developing many of the technologies that are under scrutiny now.

Dec 09, 2019
Let’s do the numbers on Uber’s safety report

Uber reported today that of about 1.3 billion rides in the U.S. last year, there were 3,045 sexual assaults, nine murders and 58 people killed in car crashes. Today, we’re looking at those numbers in the context of Uber’s market share: some 70% of app-based ride services in the U.S. Plus: How Amazon changed Baltimore, takeaways from the latest jobs report and how inflatable holiday decorations took over American lawns.

Dec 07, 2019
You can’t spell “finance” without “A” and “I”

Jobs numbers were still strong in November. Plus, AI’s powers of prediction could cost some jobs on Wall Street, but it’s ultimately a good thing, say experts.

Dec 06, 2019
A reckoning for Uber

Uber releases a report on sexual assault on its rides. The Labor Department’s updated jobs numbers point towards recession. Plus, how to value the world’s biggest oil company.

Dec 06, 2019
Germany’s factory recession deepens

From the BBC World Service… German industrial output suffers its biggest contraction in a decade. There’s optimism over an OPEC oil deal. Plus, how African swine fever has hit Bulgaria.

Dec 06, 2019
Voila! Trade war turns to Big Tech, wine and cheese
Dec 06, 2019
UPS and FedEx caught in the holiday hustle and bustle

We’re a week into the official holiday shopping season and, thanks to a late Thanksgiving, some shipping companies are already racing to the finish line. Plus: The end of the WTO as we know it, Sen. Rand Paul’s creative proposal for student loan debt and will 5G live up to the hype?

Dec 05, 2019
It’s not delivery. It’s the grocery store.

November’s jobs numbers promise to be underwhelming. Kroger gets into the food delivery business. Plus, a woman deals with ailing parents as an only child.

Dec 05, 2019
What the term “able-bodied adults” misses

Huawei lobs another legal challenge against the U.S. over its ban of the Chinese tech giant’s components. Who are the people at risk of losing SNAP benefits under the Trump Administration’s new proposed rules? Plus, the anatomy of a leveraged buyout.

Dec 05, 2019
Food prices give India’s central bank pause

From the BBC World Service… Huawei lobs another legal challenge at the U.S. Pension strikes threaten to cripple France. Plus, rising inflation forces India’s central bank to hold interest rates.

Dec 05, 2019
Making clean water from sunshine and air

This week, world leaders are meeting at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, talking about how to keep global warming in check. One thing that’s going to become increasingly valuable in the future is drinking water. Droughts, storms and sea level rise all affect the availability of potable water. India, in fact, is already running out. One startup is working on it with tech that collects water vapor from the air and stores it as clean water.

Dec 05, 2019
Where the money from food stamps is actually going

The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or sometimes “food stamps.” The White House says low unemployment should make finding work easy, and the move will save $5.5 billion over the next five years. Today, we follow the money to find out what impacts the move could have. Plus: Twitter’s junk bonds, e-books’ effect on libraries and the unexpected costs that come with treating rare cancers.

Dec 05, 2019
There’s no place like a party store for the holidays

The Trump Administration plans to restrict access to the SNAP, or food stamp programs, claiming the move will get people working. College debt is rising for more affluent students. Plus, online shopping is great for a lot of things, but for getting into the holiday spirit — not so much.

Dec 04, 2019
The bus things in life are free

A look at Alphabet’s new CEO Sundar Pichai from his hometown in India. OPEC and Russia could slow down oil supply to maintain prices. Plus, Kansas City, Missouri floats making public buses free.

Dec 04, 2019
The rise of the most powerful Indian in business

From the BBC World Service… We profile Sundar Pichai, who is taking over as chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet. The International Monetary Fund counts the cost of unrest and trade tensions on Hong Kong. Plus, how Paris is transforming its unused parking garages.

Dec 04, 2019
What “Blade Runner” got right — and wrong — about our 2019 tech

The 1982 science fiction classic “Blade Runner” was set in November 2019 in Los Angeles. But the LA envisioned by director Ridley Scott is very different from the LA you’d recognize today. For one thing, it’s raining all the time, and it’s a dystopian hellscape with flying cars, pervasive technology and artificial humans, or replicants, who are almost indistinguishable from real humans. Also, almost everyone smokes. Aside from the obvious, how far off is the movie from present-day 2019?

Dec 04, 2019