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 31, 2014 3:00amJapan's surprise stimulus, movie theaters flail, and the possibilities of midterm elections.
Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00amA breathtaking surprise—without warning—Japan's central bank dramatically increased its stimulus. The Bank of Japan will now buy another mountain of government bonds to pump cash into an economy that's been drooping for decades. The key stock index in Tokyo, the Nikkei, went up four point 8 percent today. That's a seven year high and is like the Dow going 825 points in a single day. More on that. And in honor of Marketplace's 25th anniversary this year, we're looking at some of the surprising ways prices have changed over the last quarter century. So naturally we looked at the cost of going to college. Tuition and fees at public universities have risen more than 185 percent adjusted for inflation since we first went on the air. But that's just part of the story.
Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00amOn today's show, Kuang Chen, CEO of Captricity, talks about using machine learning tools to digitize campaign finance documents before election day. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Andrea Silenzi, host of the WFMU podcast Why Oh Why?, for this week's Silicon Tally.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00pmWe have seen progress in the workforce, which is increasingly diverse, but not in the c-suite. We look into the disparity between diversity in the workforce and the corner office. Plus, the world’s third largest-smartphone maker is now the Chinese consumer electronics firm Xiaomi, according to new data from IDC. The company got there by focusing on China and southeast asia. We introduce the company and its strategy.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:00amGDP growth, Tim Cook's announcement, and in-flight entertainment on your device.