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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.


September 30, 2015

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 13, 2015

7 hours ago

Socialism served two ways

13 hours ago
David Brancaccio

On today's show, we'll talk about home health care workers receiving federal labor protections; Playboy magazine's announcement that it will no longer feature photos of nude women; pressure on railroads to improve safety; and what Bernie Sanders has in common with the head of the Labor Party in the UK.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 13, 2015

14 hours ago

Airing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Chinese private equity groups investing in early-stage tech startups; the government and big heads of tech companies' meeting on the sharing economy; and what creating a sound design palette means for companies like Skype.

Airing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about the $104 billion takeover of one beer giant by another; why Las Vegas carries so much political weight; and why credit card interest rates haven't fallen at the same magnitude as the Fed's rates.  

In Britain, left-wing policies resurface

14 hours ago
Sam Beard

Among the democratic presidential candidates holding their first televised debate on Tuesday is a veteran politician who’s spent more than two decades on the outer perimeter of American politics. Senator Bernie Sanders, a rank outsider, will take centre stage. A politician who proudly calls himself a socialist is suddenly buoyed up on a wave of grassroots support.

Oddly enough, something similar has been happening in Britain.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: The future runs on batteries

Oct 12, 2015
Kai Ryssdal, Nancy Farghalli and Tommy Andres

Musk is CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, with an interest on the side in getting people to Mars. Last week, we headed to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California for a chat with Musk about battery technology and the future of global transportation.

You've won the Nobel Prize in economics. Now what?

Oct 12, 2015
Janet Nguyen

Angus Deaton, an economist at Princeton, won the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his work on consumption, poverty and wealth, helping to show how different social groups are affected by tax changes

Princeton economist awarded 2015 Nobel prize

Oct 12, 2015
Noel King

This year's Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to Angus Deaton.

Deaton is a Princeton economist who has spent much of his career trying to improve the way we measure very important things — like what counts as poor and what the value of a dollar is in, say, India versus Manhattan.

Marketplace for Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

A Nobel Prize for the study of poverty, a car that costs $75,000 and the wealthy families behind the presidential campaign.

Tesla's Elon Musk: cars, design and those falcon doors

Oct 12, 2015
Kai Ryssdal, Tommy Andres and Nancy Farghalli

Elon Musk is a busy man. Last year, his rocket company, SpaceX, was awarded billions of dollars in contracts to help take astronauts into space. His electric car company, Tesla, just released a new model aimed at the SUV market. And, oh yeah, he’s determined to get humans to Mars