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.

ExxonMobil's profits fall further

22 hours ago
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JaeRan Kim

ExxonMobil said its second quarter earnings were 60 percent lower than a year before, hitting a level not seen since Exxon and Mobil joined together in 1999.

Continued low oil prices made the company’s revenue from upstream well operations take a big hit. Downstream refining into gasoline and other products had benefitted from cheap oil prices for a long time, but a growing glut of those products shrank margins for the company’s overseas market.

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Raghu Manavalan

No matter who you are, you've probably had a rough day at the office that changed your perspective, or maybe you made an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back. This week, we sat down with White House Photographer Pete Souza and had him fill out our questionnaire inspired by experiences with money and work. 

Fill in the blank: Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you ________

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Eliza Mills

You're not the only one who will be watching the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil when they kick off next Friday. Up in the sky, four balloons carrying high tech camera will be monitoring the games from above, part of a new security program from Logos Technologies.

The balloon cameras, called Simera, take three photos per second of an entire city area. Think of it like a live-streaming Google Maps satellite with the ability to track suspicious movements – people, cars, you name it – through Rio.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
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Marketplace

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, FiveThirtyEight politics editor Micah Cohen and Marketplace's DC reporter Kimberly Adams go long and short on the DNC hack, Bernie Bros, Hillary Clinton's poll numbers and the Republican party.

Plus, we hear reporting on Brexit from Lizzie and Emma Jacobs in Berlin and Paris. Then, listeners weigh in on their experiences with work-life balance.

Welcome to the war of inflatable pool toys

Jul 29, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

This summer is already the hottest on record and, for some folks, that means lots of time spent in a pool. And what is quality pool time without some inflatable pool floaties? Unfortunately for one pool toy company, a season that should be a boom is turning out to be a real bust. BigMouth Inc., a manufacturer of floating doughnuts, pineapples and flamingos is claiming that the companies Floating Panda and SoloFleet have been selling similar pool toys.

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