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, November 27, 2014 8:25am
Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:20amFirst up: European Union is voting Thursday on the extent to which Google can promote its own services in search results. Google has a 95 percent market share in Europe, and while today's vote is nonbinding, it could build momentum to break up the tech giant. Then we take a look inside the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, quite literally: how do they get those giant balloon characters filled up every year? Finally, Ben chats with the Atlantic's Alex Oosola about the way women of different races see opportunities in STEM fields.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:00amOrganization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is meeting Thursday, and with oil prices at a four-year low the group is at a crossroads. Scott Tong tells us about OPEC's tough choice: cut production and sacrifice market share to raise prices, or stay the course and let prices keep falling. Plus, from northern Michigan’s largest food pantry in Traverse City, we look at how they are handling the demand on their help this holiday season. Finally, they call it the shopping season for a reason. American consumers are expected to spend a third of their annual retail expenditures between now and the end of the year. We take a look at what day is best to buy.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00pmPollution is an issue in big cities in the U.S., but how and when do regulators weigh the economic costs of allowing pollution against the environmental benefits of curbing it? And how has the process changed over the years? Plus, Deere & Co. earns two-thirds of its revenue from farm and turf machinery, so when times are tough for farmers, times are also tough for John Deere. The company says it expects sales to fall further, because low prices for commodities like grain are pushing down demand for tractors and other equipment.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 4:00amBuying back foreclosed homes, immigration reform, and eating out for Thanksgiving.