Marketplace

Weekdays at 6 p.m.
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.

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Business
8:21 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Your Wallet: What are you chasing?

Greyhounds race in Heat 1 of the GRNSW Country Challenge Appin Cup at the Appin Way race meeting in Sydney, Australia. 

What are you chasing in your financial life? Retirement? Savings?

Will you catch it? Tell us about your race.

You can write to us here

Or on Marketplace's Facebook page.

Or on twitter ... We're at @MarketplaceWKND

 

Business
5:10 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Inside the weird world of podcast advertising

Microphones and other equipment in a recording room.
Stan Alcorn

This story was produced in collaboration with FiveThirtyEight.

The most listened-to podcasts come mostly from public radio: "Serial," "Invisibilia," "This American Life." But the ads? 

"Many of our advertisers are the same ones that you hear on Howard Stern," says Lex Friedman, who heads up ad sales at Midroll. "Literally, you hear Casper mattresses and Audible and Squarespace and ZipRecruiter." 

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Business
11:00 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Microsoft wants to guess your age

A photo of Kai's interview with Barack Obama, run through Microsoft's "How Old Do I Look?" tool.
Kai Ryssdal

I know I was a bit rough on Microsoft yesterday, saying they didn't do anything cool anymore.

Well, it's amazing what a difference a day can make. They're working on a new facial recognition tool that lets you upload a picture of yourself — or anyone else — and it tells you how old it thinks you are.

Business
11:00 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bank workers walk outside the headquarters of the Bank of China in the Xidan district of Beijing. 
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Business
9:24 am
Thu April 30, 2015

A warehouse dash with Rent the Runway

Spools of thread used for repairs at the Rent the Runway warehouse.
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Wednesday at Rent the Runway’s Secaucus warehouse is its busiest day of the week.  The company offers designer clothing as short-term rentals to its customers, at a fraction of the cost it would take to purchase the item. But since most of their customers are renting for events that take place on Saturday, Wednesday becomes the key day when items that have been rented are returned and need to be sent out again for the following weekend.

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Business
12:00 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Ben Bernanke joins Pimco

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Washington, DC. Bernanke will serve as an advisor to Pacific Investment Management Company, or Pimco.
Annie Baxter

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has scored his second advisory gig in the past month. He recently announced he’d advise hedge Citadel LLC. Now he’ll also offer his economic expertise to money management giant Pacific Investment Management Company, or Pimco.

It manages about $1.6 trillion in assets for public and private retirement plans, among other customers.  

Bernanke will advise Pimco following a period of turmoil at the firm. Investors pulled money from Pimco funds after co-founder Bill Gross left last year.

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WWNO
1:48 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WATCH: Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal's Visit To New Orleans

Credit Fat Happy Media

Kai Ryssdal, the Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace — the national business show airing weekdays at 6 p.m. on WWNO — flew in for just one day for a special event at Le Petit Théâtre on May 29.

After a quick meet-and-greet with some of the station’s major donors, Kai sat down with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh for an interview in front of a packed house, and then answered questions from the audience.

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WWNO Presents
11:36 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

An Evening With Kai Ryssdal, Host Of Marketplace

Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace.
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Thursday — May 29, 2014
7:30 p.m. at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré

616 Saint Peter Street

-SOLD OUT-

Or call the box office: (504) 522-2081

$15.00

Join WWNO at Le Petit Théâtre as host Eve Troeh discusses Business, Media and… the meaning of life with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal.

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Marketplace
3:20 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

As New Orleans Comes Back, Some Neighborhoods Boom, Others Stay Blighted

A shotgun house in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans gets new paint.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

About a year ago, Greg Thyssen and Shakti Belway bought an 1800's double shotgun in the Tremé neighborhood.

"I'm tall," Thyssen said, "so I love the high ceilings, a fireplace in every room, beautiful pocket doors."

Beauty, yes, but the house needed work. "The floors were eaten away by termites," Belway said, "and under layers and layers of linoleum."

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Data Visualization
9:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

How Do You Stack Up? Find Out With Marketplace's Income Upshot

Income Upshot, from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk, is a data visualization tool that tracks the relationship between what we make and how we live, work and play. It uses data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau, marketing firms and academic researchers to explore how much someone’s income says about their lifestyle and consumer behavior.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, May 1, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: Marketplaces collaborates with FiveThirtyEight to look at the world of podcast advertising. Turns out that the majority of ads in today's podcasts are from mid-sized companies that sell online. Next: Tesla unveiled the Powerwall — a big battery for your home — on Thursday in California. The battery will operate by using energy that comes from your roof's solar panels. 
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015:  China introduces deposit insurance on Friday. This has less to do with protecting Chinese bank customers' money and more to do with the Chinese government controlling the amount of risk that Chinese banks are taking. Plus: Secret, a social networking app that keeps its users' identities hidden, has just shut down. Now, Secret has announced it’s giving its investors their money back. We look at the reasons behind the unusual move and whether it will have ramifications for other start-ups.  
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: The residents of Baltimore neighborhoods hit by rioting are still in cleanup mode today. There’s clearly an economic cost to the individuals whose property was damaged, but what about the broader economic impact of the social unrest there? We'll look at Baltimore's recent efforts to position itself as a tourism destination. Next: the Securities and Exchange Commission is going to demand that companies are more transparent about CEO pay, so that it's easier for investors see how salaries line up with the companies' stock performance. But CEO pay is already included in company reports. So what does this change, who does it benefit, and why is the SEC doing it now?  
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Tyson announced that it will stop routine feeding of antibiotics to chickens. But the USDA reports the dispensing of antibiotics to livestock like cattle and hogs continues to grow. Plus, Charles Koch says his company, Koch Industries, will no longer ask job applicants to check a box attesting to whether or not they’ve been convicted of a felony in the past. He joins a national movement that seems progressive on its face, yet includes a number of prominent right-wingers. What’s in it for these companies to “ban the box”?
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: For-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. says it will close its remaining campuses, displacing thousands of students. The business has struggled since the Department of Education cut off access to federal student aid over graduation rates and allegations of falsified job placement rates. There are also state investigations, and a lawsuit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We check on government regulation of the industry, and on the broader for-profit education sector. Next: say you're a restaurant chain, and you decide using non-GMO ingredients was a smart business strategy. What would it take? For Chipotle Mexican Grill, it took two years to be the first restaurant to have no GMOs, and it started with a fairly simple menu.