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.
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:00pmAiring on Monday, January 26, 2015: Dish goes over the top with Sling, and enters the growing universe of alternatives to traditional cable. We take a look at the competitive landscape on the other side of the equation. Plus, we check in on the health of the bitcoin market. With today's introduction of a new bitcoin exchange, will we see a reduction in the currency's volatility?
Monday, January 26, 2015 3:00amFirst time homebuyers get a break, unequal 1-percenters, and the difficulty of sending money to Cuba
Monday, January 26, 2015 2:00amAiring on Monday, January 26, 2015: A leftist coalition is taking power in Greece, now that the results are in from this weekends general election. The new government promises to ease what has become years of grinding austerity and to cut payments on Greece's debt. More on that. Plus, you may be the exception, but odds are this weekend you did not go to opera, dance, live theater or the museum. The National Endowment for the Arts says attendance continues to fall. And those who show up are getting older. Through a series of reports, the NEA wants to give arts organizations new insights into the what patrons, dare we call them consumers, want.
Monday, January 26, 2015 2:00amAiring on Monday, January 26, 2015: Microsoft Corp. kicks off the busiest week in the earnings season - 143 of S&P 500 companies report their quarterly earnings this week - when it releases its Q2 earnings for 2015 today. James McQuivey, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester, tells us what to expect from the announcement. Next up is Slate's senior tech reporter, Will Oremus, to discuss reports that Snapchat is tying up with major news organizations to publish content. It's also been hiring reporters and bloggers to create original videos and text. We also talk with Ryan Calo, Assistant Law Professor at the University of Washington and an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about socially-responsible artificial intelligence. If you want to know what that means, you'll have to tune in.
Friday, January 23, 2015 10:08amAiring on Friday, January 23, 2015: UPS' investment in late-order Christmas deliveries illustrates the risk when a company tries to keep up with changing customer expectations. The company estimates it lost $200 million on the venture. Plus, cloud-based storage company Box goes public after a yearlong delay, and we look at how the IPO market works. Finally, the parent company of SkyMall, the over-the-top catalog in seatback pockets everywhere, has filed for bankruptcy.