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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:45pmNearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency, according to a new study from Corporation for Enterprise Developments. We look at how much people are benefiting from the recovering economy when a job loss or major medical bill can derail their financial lives. Plus, the commercial space race is getting an added boost. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space venture, has announced a partnership with another space company to develop a new rocket engine. One that could potentially replace the Russian engines the US relies on – and gain an advantage over his rival, Elon Musk. Also, tomorrow the White House will unveil its campaign effort to curb sexual assaults on college campuses. It's called "it's On Us" and it focuses on the men's role in preventing sexual violence. Schools have been responding with training programs, tighter security etc. But there is a cost to getting these programs off the ground.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:22amSurvey results out this morning suggest many Americans who signed up for health insurance under what's labeled the Affordable Care Act do actually find their coverage affordable. That's particularly true for people with very low incomes who are paying less than $125 a month for a policy--on par with what many pay to get health coverage through their jobs. But for people earning over $30,000 a year, the premiums often seem expensive. And two weeks ago, Marketplace China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz reported a story about how the professional-style social-network LinkedIn censors content from its members in China on its site throughout the world. Our correspondent figured this out when some of his own linkedin content was removed. Today, LinkedIn has announced it is now changing this censorship policy. Plus, New York City has gotten attention for its new city-funded pre-schools that just opened this month. But around the country the typical pattern is a private daycare run by people working out of their homes. These tend to hit the news when something awful happens, but many daycare workers are also supplying much-need social capital.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00amFirst up, Molly Wood, Technology columnist for the New York Times, stops by to talk about the new iPhone and iOS8. Plus, Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, on Detroit’s startup community and how tech is changing the auto industry.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:37pmYahoo is one of the biggest investors in Alibaba and the company stands to gain billions in the coming IPO. So what will Yahoo do with all that cash? Plus, the Fed’s Open Market Committee meeting concludes its two days of meetings in Washington today. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has hinted that interest rates could soon be on the upswing. But today’s CPI numbers came in lower than expected, and inflation continues to hover below the Fed’s 2 percent target. How much do low inflation rates complicate the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates? Also, not a good time to be embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Anheuser-Busch has fired a warning shot to the NFL, and hotel chain Radisson has pulled its corporate sponsorship from the Minnesota Vikings. But are some levers more powerful than others?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:00amNFL policy, the Yelp law, and Scotland's economic future.