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Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. The 30-minute program has a reporting style that is lively and unexpected, focusing on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. Marketplace is a Peabody Award-winning program produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California.

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  • Monday, April 27, 2015 2:00pm
    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.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 3:00am
    An update on aid in Nepal, a look at retirement plans for veterans, and changes to the TVA.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 3:00am
    Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: First up, the once powerful leader of one of the controlling clans at the German automaker Volkswagen has resigned after provoking then losing a power struggle. More on that. Plus, insurance rates for vehicles vary widely from state to state, a new survey shows. We look at state regulations and other factors that explain the differences. And you know when you go to your Uncle Freddie and ask to borrow money? You know, instead of putting on a tie and going to plead at a bank? Renaud Laplanche is CEO of a San Francisco-based company called Lending Club where Uncle Freddie types with money to lend can mix and match with people who need money. We talk to Mr. Laplanche to figure out just how it works.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 2:00am
    Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: First up, we'll talk to David E. Sanger about hackers who gained access to President Obama‚Äôs email. Plus, Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer talks about a new documentary that takes a look at the gender gap in the tech industry. 
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 2:00pm
    Now we know the size and scope of Amazon's growth engine: its cloud services. They're pretty powerful. But Marketplace reporter Sabri Ben-Achour reports, the competition is coming on strong, and it's going to take some big investment for Amazon to hold its own, even with its big lead.   Next, the match-up between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has finally been confirmed, with the event set to take in millions of dollars. Kenneth Shropshire from the Wharton Sports Business Initiative joins us to talk about the much-anticipated fight.