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.
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:31pmThis weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Harvard Business School professor Nicolas Retsinas explain why fewer Americans are moving to new cities. Why do we live where we live? Then, we look into the growing business of high school sports. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains what white spectrum is and why it could lead to faster internet speeds. Marketplace turns 25 years old, we look at how costs in the economy have changed since. And Nicholas Carlson and Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch to see what's next in the business world.
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00pm50% of Americans are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” they will contract Ebola, a study says. How is corporate America reacting? Plus, as the midterm elections approach, tech giant Google has spent $1.43 million on political donations this year, surpassing spending by Goldman Sachs, a bank well-known for its political links. We explore why Google is spending the money and where it’s going. Finally, Ron Klain is the new Ebola Czar. We explain the ultimate purpose of the job and why it’s better to be a Czar than a real government official.
Friday, October 17, 2014 4:00amA rocky week for investors, the trouble with travel bans, and organ transplants.
Friday, October 17, 2014 3:00amIt's the end of what has been a rocky week for investors—One of the worst in years. No markets were immune: commodities took a hit as oil prices continued to fall lower. Investors have been concerned about political upheaval about the spread of ebola. We take a look at the state of the global market. Plus, the midterm elections are just a few weeks away, and according to a new report from the Wesleyan Media Project, campaigns and committees have spent over $917 million dollars on ads. When all's said and done, it's expected they'll have spent a billion. This is a payday for local TV stations, but many politicians and political action committees are buying more and more ads on cable.
Friday, October 17, 2014 3:00amFirst up, Queena Kim joins us to talk about the forthcoming Apple Pay. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Dave Albert, co-founder of Hacker School, a retreat for computer programmers in New York City, for this week's Silicon Tally.