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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 20, 2015 2:00am
    Airing on Monday, April 20, 2015: The stimulus in China today takes this form—banks will need to have less money in reserve when they lend. This will have the effect of letting banks lend perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars worth of new loans. More on that. Next, the NBA plans a basketball clinic in Cuba later this month. The league isn't looking for Cubans who can play professional basketball—it's looking for fans. Plus, years ago, under another name, the shop at 2900 West 87th Street, on Chicago's South Side, was a convenience store, which happened to sell lottery tickets. Then, Mr. Chan Park took over and turned it into Lucky Mart- a kind of Lottery Tickets 'R' Us. Park sold more than $5 million worth of tickets last year. 
  • Monday, April 20, 2015 2:00am
    Airing on Monday, April 20, 2015:  First up, we speak with Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, about the RSA security conference, which starts today. Next, Jenna Wortham, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, joins us to talk about The Shade Room, Instagram’s TMZ.   
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00pm
    Airing on Friday, April 17, 2015: German luxury car companies BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have reported record-high global sales for the first quarter of 2015. Though these carmakers started out in the upscale market, they’re now pushing for a more inclusive customer base.  Will entering the mass market hurt their prestige? We explore. Next, an outage at financial-data giant Bloomberg shows how much some traders rely on it. The event led some markets to stop trading and caused the U.K. government to delay certain bond sales. We take a look at why the ripple effect happened. 
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 12:02pm
    On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus has the need, the need ... yes, for speed. Author and journalist John Ronson speaks about the lightning-fast world of internet shaming. We discuss speed in our economy — in the market, in retail, in fast food and even in music. Marketplace's new fill-in host and correspondent Molly Wood explains high frequency trading, Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson talks fiber-optic internet, and DJ The Gaslamp Killer tells us his secrets to a fast-paced, heart-pumping playlist. Plus, we discover how to take advantage of flash sales and cheap airfare on the fly.
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 4:00am