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


Airing on Thursday, September 3, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about China's announcement that it will cut 300,000 people from its military, and more on a study that finds positive association between family income and brain surface area.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, September 3, 2015

14 hours ago

Airing on Thursday, September 3, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Samsung's new smart watch, and why Microsoft, Google, Netflix and other tech giants are teaming up battle buffering.

Home sweet risky home

14 hours ago
Amy Scott

As fires continue to burn in much of the dry West, a new report from real estate data firm RealtyTrac says 43 percent of homes in this country are located in counties with a high, or very high, risk of a wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster.

The states with the most homes in these danger zones won’t surprise you. California tops the list, followed by Florida, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. 

Rob Schmitz

The last time China held a military parade was six years ago, to celebrate the People’s Republic of China’s 6oth birthday. The official title of Thursday's parade is: “Commemoration of 70th anniversary of victory of Chinese people’s resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War.”

Polling's 'spectacular disasters'

Sep 2, 2015
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Former Hewlett-Packard boss Carly Fiorina is expected to make the main GOP debate on September 16, after CNN tweaked its selection criteria. It blamed a lack of recent high-quality polls of the 17 Republicans running for president. That speaks to the disruption in the business of polling, where track records have taken a hit over the past few years.

Gallup predicted that Mitt Romney would win the popular vote by a percentage point in 2012 . In the 2014 midterm elections, some pollsters were surprised by the Republican takeover of Congress.

Migrants vs. refugees, in economic terms

Sep 2, 2015
Molly Wood and Tracey Samuelson

Europe is in the midst of what’s being called a refugee or migrant crisis. Nearly 340,000 people have sought to cross European Union borders since January, including more than 100,000 in July alone.

As European leaders struggle to figure out how to handle this flow of new arrivals, the words “migrants” and “refugees” are often used interchangeably. However, these terms are very different.

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

A look back at war bonds; CNN's new criteria for main-stage candidates; and how economics define migrants and refugees. 

How the NFL made itself a year-round sport

Sep 2, 2015
Gigi Douban

A movie that won't come out until Christmas got a big headline in the New York Times today. "Concussion" is about the brain damage caused by NFL players' concussions, but the paper reported that Sony softened the script under pressure from the league.

One woman's journey from Syria to Sweden

Sep 2, 2015
James Reynolds

The BBC's James Reynolds followed one woman, Nour, from Syria as she makes the journey to Sweden to seek asylum. Listen to Reynolds' story on the audio player above.

Lego's tiny bricks are bringing in huge profits

Sep 2, 2015
Tony Wagner

For Lego A/S, everything is, in fact, awesome.