Marketplace

Weekdays at 6 p.m.
  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal

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.

Marketplace for Monday, July 27, 2015

3 hours ago

Airing on Monday, July 27, 2015: The fantasy sports company DraftKings has raised $300 million in new funding.Investing in fantasy sports is becoming a way for sports networks to cash in on live programming and expand their footprint. 

Where you live will cost you

10 hours ago
Tobin Low and Janet Nguyen

Conventional thinking might lead us to believe that people who reside in cities with higher living expenses probably also have the highest debt burdens. But residents of the City by the Bay have the least credit card burden of any major metropolitan city, according to a new study by CreditCards.com.

PODCAST: Biting the hand that feeds you burritos

13 hours ago
David Brancaccio

More on news that Fiat Chrysler will offer to buyback hundreds of thousands of Ram Pickup trucks. Plus, what to expect to from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee briefing on Wednesday. And thousands  of workers in lawsuits in several states allege Chipotle’s “moral high-ground” doesn’t extend to its cooks, cashiers and managers. The cases against Chipotle are part of a national trend of workers turning to federal courts to recoup wages.

Underwater homeowners look for mortgage relief

14 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

JoAnn Henderson bought her house New Carrollton, Maryland, in 2001. She refinanced a few years later for a higher amount. Shortly before she retired from her teaching job, she started having trouble with the steep payments.

“You would miss a couple and then you’d pay and pay and pay," she says. "And then you’d miss a couple more. Yeah — I almost lost the house.”

Henderson got a loan modification, which dropped her interest rate to 3 percent. Now she’s even got a rainy day fund.

“A tiny one," she says, laughing. "Not a big rain. A small rain.”

A kinder, gentler Gawker?

14 hours ago
Amy Scott

The digital news and gossip company Gawker Media is expected to relaunch Monday, after a backlash over its handling of a controversial blog post. Two editors resigned in protest last week after CEO Nick Denton removed a report alleging that a married media executive had tried to hire a gay escort.

Colorado workers sue Chipotle following nation trend

14 hours ago
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

Chipotle recently extended paid sick leave, vacation and tuition reimbursement to its hourly workers.

Price of orange juice squeezes consumers

14 hours ago
Kim Adams

Orange growers in Florida are having a tough time of it. The greening disease that’s been lowering yields for years is making this year’s crop one of the smallest in decades.

That’s translating into higher prices for orange juice, averaging $6.63 per gallon.

Music-making and dysfunctional technology

14 hours ago
James Perla

As part of a series about music technology called "Noise Makers," we're talking to musicians about their favorite noise-making device. For this week's installment we talked with experimental composer Sabisha Friedberg ahead of her performance for the Issue Project Room. 

Sabisha Friedberg's music is planned very carefully. As she puts it, "if something is very well placed and thought out a kind of magic can happen."

How Amazon can be worth the same as Wal-Mart

Jul 24, 2015
Scott Tong

Amazon.com stocks rocketed up 10 percent Friday after the company reported quarterly profits to the surprise of many analysts’ expectations. Amazon’s market value – the price if you wanted to buy the whole company – is nearly that of Wal-Mart, even though Wal-Mart makes 35 times the profit of Amazon today.

Investors, though, are betting on what happens tomorrow. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster figures Amazon added 20 million Prime members this year; those are the website shopping addicts who pay $99 for a year’s free shipping and other perks.

Kai Ryssdal

Joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news are the Washington Post's Catherine Rampell and Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville. The big topics this week: Hillary Clinton's speech on the "tyranny" of quarterly earnings reports, healthcare mergers and a decline in commodities' prices. 

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