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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.

Consumer spending: It's not just for consumers

16 hours ago
Nova Safo

We hear it pretty often, that consumer spending makes up almost 70 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.

In 2015, consumer spending added up to $12.3 trillion. And while that may make the consumer sound like the most formidable engine of economic growth, it turns out that huge total is not all money we spend going crazy at the mall.

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

18 hours ago

Discussing the climate change implications of today's Supreme Court ruling; a look at consumer spending and the GPD; and how does Donald Trump pay the bills?

Tony Wagner

British luxury brand Burberry sued J.C. Penney for trademark infringement Tuesday, saying the department store sold "inferior" items with its iconic plaid pattern.

Donald Trump and the self-funding debate

19 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Donald Trump won big time in New Hampshire last night, and something the presidential candidate touted in his victory speech was that his campaign was self-funded. 

But according to New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore, this claim isn't entirely true. 

Your boss may know you want to quit before you do

19 hours ago
Sabri Ben-Achour

It’s Bonus Season! The time of year in many industries, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to big law firms and beyond, where bonuses rain down upon employees who greet them with a mix of cheers, tears, resentment, and ... soul-relieving cries of freedom. 

Freedom, because now that they have their bonuses, they can get the hell out. 

It’s a problem for companies, not knowing who or how many employees are going to give them the old two-weeks two seconds after that bonus check drops.

What the Supreme Court's halt on coal regulation means

20 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Scott Tong

The U.S. Supreme Court halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation on coal — part of the Clean Power Plan — in a 5-2 decision Tuesday. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked to Scott Tong, Marketplace’s sustainability correspondent, about what the halt on coal regulations means for energy in the long run. 

The new frontier of voter tracking

20 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

The New Hampshire presidential primary may be over, but there are many primaries coming up in other states around the country and voters will likely turn out in droves to cast their ballots. 

One company is tracking voter characteristics through some likely sources — their phones. Dstillery is a big data intelligence company that sells targeted advertising information about consumers to big companies like Microsoft and Comcast. 

But in the Iowa primary, the company tried its hand at compiling voter traits. 

Burger King just added hot dogs to its menu

23 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Burger King went crazy: They're adding hot dogs to the menu.

They spent a year and a half on R&D, including how to get actual grill marks on the thing.

$1.99 is the starting price point.

You can get it two ways: a classic dog with relish, chopped onions, ketchup, and mustard or a chili cheese dog.

The company said it wants to offer "the Whopper of hot dogs."

Yeahhhhhh...I dunno.

A solid week end for Bernie

Feb 10, 2016

You made it through Wednesday, which is a "yuge" accomplishment. Here are some need-to-know numbers for the end of your day.

Playing games with shareholder ownership

Feb 10, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Fed chair Janet Yellen's first appearance on Capitol Hill since the Fed raised interest rates; a setback for President Obama's attempts to cut greenhouse gases; and Allan Sloan of the Washington Post joins us to talk about the Johnson Controls merger with Tyco, and how playing games with shareholder ownership can have beneficial tax results.