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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00pmPeople in Ferguson are dealing with police actions, fires, and closings of businesses and schools. We look at the long-term setback in light of the years of redevelopment work in the area. Plus, just who counts those calories in the fast-food items that we see displayed? How do they do it, and how real are the numbers?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:00amEconomic growth July through September, calorie counting, and why Peter Thiel likes monopolies.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:00amFirst up on today's show: corruption, international soccer, and corporate sponsorship. Several published reports today say the Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony is drop its sponsorship of World Cup soccer. More on that. And the latest U.S. housing numbers come out Tuesday. In recent months, luxury homes have been particularly doing well. This is due in part to overseas investors. Is this international speculation good for the housing market? Plus, a moment of reflection about America's innovation economy. We know that in technology hubs like Silicon Valley, it's cool to fail. That's the mark of a seasoned, risk taking entrepreneur, having tried, failed and tried again. It may also be cool to draw a mediocre salary. That's the argument of one of America's leading technology venture capitalist, who says he looks for low salaries at the top of start ups when he's thinking about investing. Peter Thiel was also a co-founder of Paypal and the first outside investor in Facebook. We spoke with him at his offices in San Francisco.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00amFirst up, Cesar Pérez Barnés, partner and the head of the Mexico office of the Southern Cross Group, joins us to talk about coaching and funding startups in developing markets. Then, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of Cnet.com, talks about Google Play’s app store standards and what happens when bad apps sneak in. And Harry Coghlan, President and General Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor New York talks the largest digital display billboard in Times Square.
Monday, November 24, 2014 3:13pmIt's election season. The word "economy" is flying. We want your story.