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The award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program — with an irreverent reporting style all its own — airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television.

In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money, this trio of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street.

Racial bias in preschool

9 hours ago
D Gorenstein

The effects of racial bias likely start from the moment a kid gets to preschool, according to new data released by the Yale Child Study Center.

Researchers tracked the eye movements of classroom teachers to see which students they watched most closely. They used that data and more to reach the conclusion that there is a lot of implicit bias in preschool teaching.


On today's show, we'll talk about plans from Wells Fargo's CEO to forfeit $41 million worth of shares; implicit bias against black children in preschool classrooms; and misconceptions about the state of manufacturing in the U.S. 

How one business brought back manufacturing jobs

10 hours ago
Sabri Ben-Achour

If you want to find out how to bring manufacturing jobs back from Asia, one route might be to start with someone who’s done it. Matt Turpin is CEO of Zentech, an electronics manufacturer in Baltimore, Maryland. His company manufactures goods or components for other companies.

“We’ve brought back probably four projects in the past two years,” he said. There are “probably 30 people associated with those projects.”

Ticker, ticker, on the wall...

22 hours ago
Sabri Ben-Achour

Markets had their own opinions about the first presidential debate of 2016. 

The Mexican peso was up 2.1 percent, reflecting a belief that Hillary Clinton had prevailed. 

Financial markets chimed in as well.

“Equity markets rose in price after the debates,” said S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Sam Stovall. Pundits, he said, have taken this to mean that “the market viewed the outcome to be favorable to the Clinton camp.”

Millennials like city homes but not the high prices

22 hours ago
Mark Garrison

There’s a widely held belief that millennials strongly prefer living in cities over the suburbs. Companies like GE and McDonald’s say they are shifting headquarters from suburban campuses to cities in large part to be more attractive to younger workers.

Don't call National Geographic 'stodgy'

22 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Susan Goldberg is the editor-in-chief of National Geographic, only the 10th in the magazine’s history. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talkeds to her about the benefits of being a photo-heavy magazine in the age of Instagram, the partnership with 21st Century Fox and why the Atlas isn’t going anywhere.

On overcoming stereotypes one might have of a magazine founded in 1888:

Elon Musk told us about his Mars plan 5 years ago

23 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Tesla and SpaceX head Elon Musk held an event today talking about his vision for humanity as a "multiplanetary species."

He first told us about that plan, using that exact language, five years ago this summer. We were talking about SpaceX's rockets, and I asked about longer-term plans. Where should this country go in space?

Elon Musk wants us to form a civilization on Mars

23 hours ago
Sarah Menendez

Elon Musk has another out-of-this-world idea: He wants to form a colony on Mars. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO spoke at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, today about his plan to create a civilization on the Red Planet.

Trump versus Clinton on corporate taxes

Sep 27, 2016
Mariam Baksh

During Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump reminded us that  lowering the corporate tax rate is central to his plan to increase jobs.

“All you have to do is take a look at Carrier air conditioning in Indianapolis. They left — fired 1,400 people. They’re going to Mexico. So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this,” he said in his opening statement.