Marketplace All-in-One

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 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
Want to save the bees? Buy organic.

US tariffs on products from the EU like Scotch and cheese kick in today, but the bloc has some restrictions of its own on the way. Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco’s $2-trillion IPO, the biggest in history, is put on hold. A Facebook founder starts an tech anti-monopoly lobby. Plus, a French study finds organic farming near bees can boost their survival rate.

Oct 18, 2019
Lebanon rocked by protests over WhatsApp tax

From the BBC World Service… Lebanon is facing the largest demonstrations in years over taxes and a worsening economic crisis. A day head of another key Brexit vote, U.S. tariffs on Scotch whisky and cashmere come into effect. Plus, China’s days of double digit growth are probably over.

Oct 18, 2019
Free speech on the internet is: A) complicated B) complicated C) complicated D) all of the above

It has been quite the week for speech online. Twitter introduced new guidelines on how to deal with world leaders on its platform after Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris called on the platform to ban President Donald Trump. On this segment of “Quality Assurance,” Molly Wood takes a deep dive on platforms and regulating speech. She spoke with Daphne Keller, who is at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.

Oct 18, 2019
The GM strike could be almost over

United Auto Workers presidents from around the country are meeting in Detroit today to vote on a deal that could end the monthlong General Motors strike. But even if that vote passes, rank-and-file workers need to approve it, too. We bring you the latest. Plus: Tariffs on European goods and changes to the Fair Housing Act.

Oct 17, 2019
Instrument of sabotage

In the cutthroat world of professional classical music, Eric Abramovitz was headed towards a shining career. Until something — or someone — got in the way.

Oct 17, 2019
Venture capital is no longer where the green tech grows

Investors are cautiously optimistic about a tentative Brexit deal. China’s growth hits a 30-year low thanks to the trade war. Plus, venture capitalists are turning away from green tech after being burned in the past.

Oct 17, 2019
Under Armour overhead

The UK and EU have reached a Brexit deal; now, if only Parliament approves it. Under Armour teams up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on spacesuits for private astronauts. Plus, a community center in Cincinnati is helping residents achieve the dream of homeownership.

Oct 17, 2019
Nestlé plans to return $20bn to shareholders

From the BBC World Service… The pound rallies after the UK and EU agree to a draft Brexit deal. Barcelona deals with violent protests over a desire for Catalonian independence. Plus, Nestlé is flush with cash after selling off some underperforming businesses. And hydroelectric energy isn’t as clean as you would think.

Oct 17, 2019
Tesla’s new parked-car trick: Press a button on your phone, the car comes to you. Or close. Maybe.

Tesla’s latest over-the-air software update for its cars is perfect fodder for online viral videos. It added a feature the company calls “smart summon.” Owners use an app on their phone to summon their cars from about 200 feet away, and have it drive to them all by itself with nobody inside — just hold down a button. Ars Technica’s Timothy Lee, who watched 100 videos Tesla owners have uploaded using the smart summon feature, said the results seem to vary.

Oct 17, 2019
Inside an Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon’s massive warehouses have a reputation for being hard places to work. Today we’re taking a tour, and it’s not an exclusive or an investigation — Amazon wants the public to come in. We tell you why and what we saw. Plus: New discretionary spending numbers, and what teachers are spending on their classrooms.

Oct 16, 2019
These aren’t the droids you’re working for

Consumers might not be able to prop up the U.S. economy anymore. Workplace AI is less robot takeover than it is clerical. Plus, how NBA players are fighting the stigma around mental health illness.

Oct 16, 2019
The LGBTQ community is fertile ground

The new House bill scrutinizes Hong Kong’s human rights record. Netflix fights for streaming primacy as more competitors keep popping up. Plus, the fertility industry is catering to a growing market, the LGBTQ community.

Oct 16, 2019
Will Hong Kong’s leader keep her job?

Carrie Lam gave her annual policy address by video after some lawmakers disrupted the city’s parliament. Huawei looks to India as part of its 5G network expansion. Plus, a look at the black market for sand.

Oct 16, 2019
The U.S. is still exporting sensitive tech to China despite a White House clampdown

U.S. companies export tens of billions of dollars in sensitive technology every year — AI computer chips, drones or encryption software. They have to apply for licences to do it, and those approvals have dropped in recent years, while rejections have risen. Matt Drange, an investigative reporter at The Information, sifted through the data to see what it can tell us about tech trade.

Oct 16, 2019
Your outfit is trash

What happens to our clothes when we’re done with them, they go out of style or just lose a button? Maybe we donate them, or sell them, but too often we throw them away. And that’s to say nothing about how they’re produced — The clothes we wear are tied to climate change as what we eat or how we get around. And in recent years, the impact of clothing on the environment has drastically increased. That’s the argument fashion reporter Dana Thomas makes in her new book “Fashionopolis: the Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes.” She joins us this week to unpack the problems and explore some potential solutions. Programming note: This week was supposed to be our sixth Explainathon, but we had to delay it a couple weeks. The good news is you have more time to submit your questions!

Oct 15, 2019
How much can one school provide?

For years, Oyler School has been trying to provide for students’ basic needs in one of Cincinnati’s poorest neighborhoods. Now, leaders are looking outside the school and trying to improve the local job market. Plus: The International Monetary Fund projects an economy without the U.S.-China trade war, and Walmart’s new direct-to-fridge delivery service.

Oct 15, 2019
Downtown “Hotlanta” isn’t so hot these days

The IMF is pessimistic about global growth. Business schools warn Trump about a future dearth of high-skilled work visas. Plus, Atlanta is struggling to keep its historic downtown core vibrant.

Oct 15, 2019
Started from the bottom, now we’re still here

Banks are trying to figure out how to make money with interest rates this low. Softbank is trying to make WeWork work. Plus, more women are at the top of the corporate ladder these days, but it’s still very hard for them to get past the first rung.

Oct 15, 2019
U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey

From the BBC World Service… U.S. sanctions on Turkey have had a limited impact. Cell phone users in Kashmir get service back after a 70-day suspension. Plus, a Nobel Prize-winning economist explains her work.

Oct 15, 2019
Some ways to keep the power on in California’s fire season

PG&E cut power to more than 700,000 people and businesses last week in Northern California cities as a way to prevent fires from sparking in dry, windy weather. But is a chaotic blackout the best solution? Marketplace’s Ben Bradford tells host Amy Scott that there are alternatives that could prevent this kind of disruption in the future.

Oct 15, 2019
How much can a school remake the neighborhood it’s in?

Cincinnati’s Oyler School serves one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Community leaders have used public and private money to add a food pantry, health clinics and more so students could focus on learning. Graduation rates have been steadily ticking up, but in recent years, the school’s been trying to help more homeless students find a place to stay. Administrators are realizing that transforming a school may not be enough to spark the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood. Plus: China’s latest import and export numbers, and why some key players are pulling out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency efforts.

Oct 14, 2019
What’s popular on TV these days? Ask advertisers, not viewers.

China is cautiously optimistic about a partial deal on produce with the U.S. The IMF and World Bank warn about an economic slowdown. Plus, with viewership down, the cost of TV ads can be a better gauge of what’s popular.

Oct 14, 2019
Helping students after Hurricane Dorian

The fight against global poverty gets three Cambridge scholars the Nobel Prize for economics. The IMF and World Bank warn trade tensions could slow the world economy. Plus, how schools and nonprofits in the U.S. are helping Bahamian students affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Oct 14, 2019
Ecuador reintroduces fuel subsidies

From the BBC World Service… Following protests, Ecuador’s government has reintroduced fuel subsidies. Japan’s Softbank is reported to be seeking control of office space company WeWork. Plus, the challenges in India to widespread use of electric cars.

Oct 14, 2019
Can an app make the call on baseball umpires?

With the World Series just around the corner, we’re hearing a lot about players’ stats. But another issue is when an umpire gets a call wrong. Major League Baseball is trying to make those instances less frequent. Over the summer, robot umpires helped officiate a minor league game. The goal is not only to improve accuracy of the calls, but to speed up the game and get more butts in the seats. But Boston University finance professor Mark Williams thinks there’s a way to use an app to make human umpires better at their jobs before we turn the reins over to the bots. We talk with him about the idea behind it.

Oct 14, 2019
The nest is full

According to Census Bureau data, about 37% of Californians age 18 to 34 still live with a parent. In more expensive parts of the state, that number is much higher. Today, we look at the factors making living at home the new normal for some young adults. Plus: new consumer sentiment numbers and the first state law cracking down on forced arbitration.

Oct 11, 2019
Are you being crushed by student loan debt? Come on down!

Investors end the week optimistically as a partial trade deal between the U.S. and China becomes more likely. Worldwide demand for oil dips. Plus, a new game show highlights America’s student debt crisis.

Oct 11, 2019
Who are the victims of economic abuse?

Crude prices are up after an Iranian oil tanker is attacked. The GM auto workers strike is in its fourth week as the company faces an existential crisis. Plus, how does someone end economic abuse?

Oct 11, 2019
Will China play hardball during U.S. trade talks?

From the BBC World Service… The U.S. and China signal a limited trade deal might be possible. Vacuum cleaner giant Dyson scraps an ambitious plan for electric vehicles. Plus, London’s theater scene sees a boom in new projects.

Oct 11, 2019
Do fake images need to look convincing to be convincing?

Christye Sisson, a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, is working with the Department of Defense to help build a sophisticated tool that can identify fake images. She and her students act like the bad guys — doing painstaking work to develop the most convincing fake images they can. They’ve learned a lot about what it takes to fool people, including that maybe they don’t need to work so hard, at least on social media.

Oct 11, 2019