Marketplace

Weekdays at 5:30 p.m.
Kai Ryssdal,

Marketplace focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The show covers business and economics with a reporting style that is lively and unexpected. 

It is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. 

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:00pm
    Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up Cuba to American business. Is this a great business opportunity or just a mirage? Plus, the price of oil is incorporated into many consumer products, including tires. Petroleum is a major component in tires, but don’t expect the price of those wheels to drop any time soon. Finally, we look at what the price of a barrel of oil really means.
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:00pm
    Airing on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014: Our take on the latest updates from the Sony hacks. Plus, law school enrollment is way down. We look at how that's related to the cost-cutting going on in the practice of law.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:00pm
    Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: AMC theaters are offering a subscription deal. For $100 a month, you can see as many movies as you like. We look at how businesses are using auto-pay subscription models. Plus, Russia's central bank raised interest rates overnight by 17 percent in an unsuccessful attempt to stem the continuing decline of the ruble. With the failure of this latest effort to shore up its currency, Russia’s economic turmoil is affecting global markets as investors lose confidence.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 2:00pm
    Airing on Monday Dec. 15, 2014: What have the Sony leaks revealed about the company's corporate strategy? And what can Sony do to prevent further dissemination and exploitation of this information? Plus, PetSmart was acquired for $8.7 billion by BC Partners. We take a closer look at the buyout. Finally, President Obama nominated investment banker Antonio Weiss for treasury undersecretary. We take a look at the job description for this position.  
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 2:00pm
    Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: If there’s a global surplus of oil, where's it sloshing around? We look at how countries are stockpiling. Plus, with inflation low, we ask what's the ideal rate. Finally, American household debt has fallen in comparison to incomes. We investigate the “magic number” for debt loads in a healthy economy.