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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace

Episode Date
Those falling gas prices were nice while they lasted

The oil-producing cartel known as OPEC+ will cut down output even further to combat sagging prices. We check in for more on the U.K. government’s tax cut reversal. We talk banking systems with Julia Coronado of MacroPolicy Perspectives. If you’re looking for a used car, be on the lookout for some vehicles that might have recent flooding history – in Florida.

Oct 03, 2022
British about-face on tax policy brings some calm to markets

That U.K. tax cut plan that had a lot of people shaken up? Not happening, apparently. What do we really know about the rise of Chinese president Xi Jinping?

Oct 03, 2022
A U.K. U-turn on plans to cut 45% tax rate

From the BBC World Service: The British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng has now abandoned one of his flagship economic policies after it roiled markets. Plus, why shares of banking giant Credit Suisse plunged nearly 10% in early trading. And, people in Tunisia have taken to the streets to protest the high cost of living and food shortages.

Oct 03, 2022
In an age of rising costs, tech is helping make farming an exact science

Technology is one way farmers are managing labor shortages, and the rising costs of seed and fertilizer.  “Precision ag,” as it’s known, is being used to get the most out of limited resources. Emil Moffatt of WABE reports from a family farm in central Georgia.

Oct 03, 2022
What Trevor Noah’s departure says about late-night show biz

After seven years in the host’s chair, Trevor Noah is leaving “The Daily Show” to do more stand-up and touring. We’ll talk about the evolution of the late-night TV business. Plus, a case before the Supreme Court could determine what’s considered the “waters of the U.S.” And, we play a round of Half Full/Half Empty with a surprise guest emcee!

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Oct 01, 2022
Even economists can’t make sense of this economy

The economy seems full of contradictions right now. The threat of a recession looms and inflation is rampant, but consumers are still spending. Economists often look to history when making predictions, but the past offers little guidance to make sense of our current economic moment. Plus, the challenges of moving to more storm-resilient infrastructure and the toll of rising energy costs on U.K. businesses.

Sep 30, 2022
Consumers got back to spending … or it appears that way, at least

The news will say consumers were “resilient” in August, but Christopher Low tells us there’s more to it than that. Senior economics contributor Chris Farrell helps explain President Biden’s income-driven repayment plan for student loans.

Sep 30, 2022
Hurricane Ian leaves damage and plenty of questions for homeowners

Floridians face a web of insurance concerns in the wake of Hurricane Ian. We break down the government shutdown-eluding bill the House is set to vote on today. A California bill makes union voting less harrowing for farmworkers.

Sep 30, 2022
U.K. budget watchdog meets with PM

From the BBC World Service: After a chaotic week for the British pound, Liz Truss meets representatives from the Office of Budget Responsibility. The economic watchdog will want to discuss the effects on the U.K.’s economy of last week’s proposed tax cuts. Later this week, Brazilians will go to the polls to elect their president, and a bunch of James Bond stuff goes up for auction.

Sep 30, 2022
For blind people, technology can offer a way to perceive images through touch

For almost 200 years, the Braille system has turned the written word into raised bumps that blind people can read. But what about images? A device called an embosser pricks and crimps 3D dots and lines on paper to produce a tactile image, allowing people to perceive pictures through touch. Chancey Fleet is a technologist at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library in New York City. She’s Blind and teaches low-vision and blind patrons to print their own images.

Sep 30, 2022
What flood insurance?

Hurricane Ian left behind vast destruction in Florida. But what’s actually making the situation worse is the state’s insurance crisis. We’ll explain. Plus, some people who thought their student loans would be forgiven are learning they won’t eligible for President Biden’s relief program after all. And, if you like Fat Bear Week, you’ll love Fat Bear Junior.

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Sep 29, 2022
Remember that container ship backlog?

Last year, dozens of container ships waited off the Californian coast — some for weeks — to  dock and unload all the goods consumers were demanding. But those backlogs have eased substantially. Today, we’ll take a trip to the Marine Exchange of Southern California to hear what’s changed since and what hasn’t. Plus, why jobless claims are dipping and what Hurricane Ian means for Florida’s fragile insurance industry.

Sep 29, 2022
On Oct. 6, we’re exploring expectations vs. reality

“This Is Uncomfortable,” our podcast all about life and how money messes with it, returns for our seventh season on Oct. 6.

This season, we’re looking at some of the expectations we carry with us about how life should play out, and all the ways money can interfere with the best-laid plans and lead us to a totally different reality.

We’ll take a look at the roller coaster of married life, the secretive world of scam baiting, the competitive world of college esports, how we embrace the generosity of strangers and so much more.

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Sep 29, 2022
Tropical storm in Florida also brings a host of economic questions

Diane Swonk discusses the economic impacts of the storm surges in Florida. House Democrats introduce a bill to halt stock trading by members of Congress. Monkeypox can also leave a financial mark on those infected.

Sep 29, 2022
How salary ranges in postings give some power to the job-seeking public

First, we discuss what the damage figures from Ian, now a tropical storm, could entail. Salary ranges in job postings are giving candidates an edge. Walmart will begin offering fertility benefits.

Sep 29, 2022
Liz Truss defends tax plan

From the BBC World Service: In her first media appearance since the British pound’s nosedive, the U.K. Prime Minister defended her plans despite widespread criticism and a rare intervention from the Bank of England. The Lebanese central bank revalued its official currency exchange rate, and in Germany, Porsche debuts on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Sep 29, 2022
This book explains how understanding math helps you understand the universe

Mathematics can be a subject that’s a bit unrelatable for some. Perhaps you recall sitting in a math class at some point wondering, “When am I ever going to use quadratic equations?” But a new book wants us to reconsider math as something that gives us fundamental building blocks for not just the technology we use every day, but also the natural world around us. That book is called “The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math.” Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams recently spoke with author Manil Suri about his book and what motivated him to write it for the mathematically uninterested.

Sep 29, 2022
Why is the U.K. cutting taxes and raising interest rates at the same time?

The United Kingdom’s economy is hurting. But the plan to get it under control — cutting taxes and raising interest rates — is a bit of a head scratcher. We’ll explain why we can’t make this one make sense (well, I guess we can, but the answer is not great). Plus, guest host Reema Khrais answers questions about boycotts and the multilevel marketing world.

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Sep 29, 2022
The heavy cost of a strong dollar

The U.S. dollar has been appreciating this year as investors take advantage of climbing interest rates. But the value of the dollar is forcing economies around the globe to pay the price. Today, we’ll delve into how a strong dollar is affecting imports, exports and the debts of foreign countries. Plus, the Bank of England makes a drastic move, and Hurricane Ian highlights power grid resilience.

Sep 28, 2022
It turns out Wall Street titans and WhatsApp do not mix

Heavy hitters on Wall Street admitted to record-keeping violations and now face billions in fines. Susan Schmidt of Exchange Capital Resources discusses the British bond market with us. We tackle the question of whether colleges should be responsible for parts of student debt.

Sep 28, 2022
A part of Medicare for seniors actually gets … cheaper?

We try to explain why some Medicare premiums are actually going down. Explosions on the Nord Stream pipeline have some suspecting sabotage. We check in on the state of the SNAP program as the White House talks hunger and nutrition today.

Sep 28, 2022
IMF warns U.K. over its economic future

From the BBC World Service: In a move usually directed towards emerging and developing markets, the International Monetary Fund has openly criticized the British government’s tax strategy unveiled on Friday. Since then, sterling has plummeted and the cost of borrowing increased, but the Treasury insists on going ahead with the plan. And in Germany there’s been muffled reactions to what is now thought to be an act of sabotage on the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea.

Sep 28, 2022
Social media users flock to unfiltered BeReal app for authenticity

The No. 1 social networking app on Apple’s U.S. app store right now is called BeReal, as in being your real self online. No filters, no carefully staged shots. The concept, and the format, are so popular, TikTok launched its own version — both on its home app and as a standalone — called TikTok Now. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Erica Bailey, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University Business School, who studies authenticity and marketing. On BeReal, Bailey said, you can only post once a day and only when you receive an alert, which can come at ANY time.

Sep 28, 2022
The racist backlash over Black characters is a labor story

By now, you’ve probably heard about the racist backlash against the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” the GOT prequel “House of the Dragon” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” for casting Black actors. But hobbits and dragon riders aside, this is a story about so much more than casting decisions.

“We’re really talking about labor … who gets work gets to work in the entertainment industry. Who gets work as an actor. Who gets work as a director, as a producer,” said Adam Serwer, staff writer at The Atlantic. “And if you’re trying to push companies to be less diverse, in part, what you’re saying is you should not hire Black people, Hispanic people to do these jobs.”

On the show today, Serwer discusses the pressure media companies are under to conform to conservative politics, how it impacts the industry and what it says about this political moment.

In the Newsfix, more from the files of “this is what’s supposed to be happening.” This time, we’ll check in on the housing market and what high mortgage rates are doing to home prices. Then, women everywhere are feeling validated after a new study on COVID-19 vaccines and menstrual periods confirmed what many suspected.

Plus, Kai Ryssdal describes what it was like at Dodger Stadium when Albert Pujols made history with his 700th home run. Also, one writer explains what he got wrong about writing.

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Sep 27, 2022
A culprit behind rising prices? Remote work.

Plenty of folks who began working from home during the pandemic are still there. Today, we’ll take a look at how much that WFH reality may be pushing up housing costs and what it means for the Federal Reserve’s inflation fight. Plus, how portfolio dips affect your spending, how women’s colleges are responding to financial pressures and what Gallup’s CEO thinks about happiness and work.

Sep 27, 2022
Home prices take a step down. What could that mean for rents?

Today’s Case-Shiller national home price index shows a decline in home prices from June into July. Fed leaders get up front about their message about raising interest rates. After the British pound’s not-so-great day, we check in with the BBC’s Victoria Craig.

Sep 27, 2022
The Dow has now entered the bear market chat

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1 percent, which puts it in bear territory with other big indexes. In the home buying world, more people appear to be backing out of deals. And in Georgia, embryos can be claimed as dependents.

Sep 27, 2022
British pound remains in a stable condition

From the BBC World Service: The Bank of England will face questions on its response to yesterday’s decline in the value of sterling. The pound came back slightly after reaching record lows on Monday. And Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks to the BBC’s Zoe Kleinman about the lack of women in the tech sector – he’s at a forum dedicated to getting more women into the industry.

Sep 27, 2022
Why NASA’s first planetary defense mission sent a spacecraft crashing into an asteroid

Last night NASA completed a first-of-its-kind mission to steer a spacecraft into an asteroid. The asteroid was not hurtling toward Earth, threatening to wipe out civilization, and the goal was not to blast it to smithereens, “Armageddon” style, but rather to give it enough of a bump to slightly change course. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, took aim at a small asteroid called Dimorphos, which is about 11 school buses wide. It’s orbiting a bigger asteroid called Didymos, about 7 million miles from Earth. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Nancy Chabot, DART mission coordination lead at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, about the mission.

Sep 27, 2022
The home care worker shortage just got worse

More seniors are aging at home, alone. Today, we’ll explain why the home care worker shortage just went from bad to worse and why we likely blew a chance to fix it. Then, how a 100-year-old law is getting in the way of Puerto Rico recovering from Hurricane Fiona. Plus, spooky airplane sounds. And what’s that really bright star in the sky? Grab your binoculars. You won’t want to miss this!

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Sep 27, 2022
A gloomy outlook for the global economy

The stock market is not the economy. But financial markets around the world are looking at economic conditions right now and not liking what they’re seeing. Today, we’ll unpack the threats to global economic growth, which experts warn won’t let up anytime soon. Also, investors bail on British bonds, HIPAA excludes health apps and workers who cleaned a coal ash spill fight for compensation — and their lives.

Sep 26, 2022
The British pound has had a day

Doubts about Britain’s fiscal policy hang over the fall of its currency, the pound. On the side of the U.S., markets experienced a bit of a turnaround after a rugged week. Then, we check in on how the world of social media is trying to catch up to TikTok.

Sep 26, 2022
Crash of British pound sends waves through the markets

The British government unveils a tax cut plan as its currency drops in value. We then look into what happens when you send hundreds of millions of dollars to the wrong people by accident.

Sep 26, 2022
The British pound plunges towards parity against the dollar

From the BBC World Service: Sterling bottoms out at a low not seen since the U.S. dollar was created 230 years ago. The markets saw a continued sell off of the British currency after huge tax cuts were unveiled by the U.K. treasury last week. And in Italy, Giorgia Meloni seals victory for the far right after touting tax cuts, immigration restrictions and Euroskeptic economic reforms.

Sep 26, 2022
Cory Doctorow: Tech companies squeeze artists for profit in “chokepoint capitalism” 

Painters, musicians, writers — artists in virtually every medium — often struggle to make enough revenue to create their art because there are so many layers between them and the people who buy their work. We’re talking gallery commissions, record label contracts, even bookstore overhead costs. Increasingly, tech companies add another layer. And many argue that’s bad for the arts. Activist-journalist Cory Doctorow and law professor Rebecca Giblin addressed these issues in their book, “Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back.” It will be out Tuesday. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Doctorow about what chokepoint capitalism entails.

Sep 26, 2022
The economy isn’t cute

Central banks all over the world are on a interest-raising spree. We’ll explain why that raises the risk of a recession. Buckle up, folks! Plus, how a volcano eruption led to the discovery of a new island in the Pacific Ocean. And Kimberly Adams gives us a lesson in pawpaw fruit harvesting!

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Sep 24, 2022
Fasten your seatbelts, folks

The soft landing the Federal Reserve hopes for the economy appears increasingly out of reach. Stocks tumbled this week and fears of a global recession loom, but Fed Chair Jerome Powell isn’t looking to back off his inflation fight. Today, we’ll try to chart the rocky path ahead. Plus, a look at natural gas reserves, a check-in with publishers and booksellers, and a taste of the nonalcoholic beverage industry.

Sep 23, 2022
Labor Department calculates about $45 billion in pandemic unemployment fraud

The Labor Department also notes what kind of fraud, and where. The SEC has charged Boeing with misleading investors after two deadly crashes. The worlds of commercial and residential construction carry differing experiences within the economy.

Sep 23, 2022
Boeing set to pay a heavy price

The SEC has charged Boeing and its ex-CEO for misleading investors in the wake of two deadly crashes. The Fed paints a harsher unemployment picture. Puerto Rico’s water system is reeling in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.

Sep 23, 2022
Russian men are fleeing the country

From the BBC World Service: After President Vladimir Putin announces mobilization of hundreds of thousands of reservists, Serbia experiences an influx of Russians hoping to avoid the war in Ukraine. U.K. Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng slashes taxes for high earners in a “mini-budget” the government says will boost growth. And is Italy lurching to the right? The BBC’s Mark Lowen travels to Sicily ahead of elections on Sunday.

Sep 23, 2022
How Texas’ social media law could affect online speech

A Texas law banning social media companies from applying certain content moderation policies was recently upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 2021 law prohibits platforms from banning or restricting content based on the “viewpoints” of users. Now, tech companies will have to appeal to the Supreme Court if they want to avoid legal risk in the state. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams spoke about this case on the show back in May, when the Supreme Court put the implementation of the law on hold while the case ran its course. Issie Lapowsky, chief correspondent at Protocol, helped Adams back then and joins her again for an update. She says tech companies are in a tough spot.

Sep 23, 2022
Making it easier to get life-saving drugs

Today we’re getting caught up on Russia’s war in Ukraine. Putin’s announced he’ll draft 300,000 Russian reservists to fight in that conflict. Is this the moment we look back on as the moment he overreached? Then, the Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance on some drugs used to reverse opioid overdoses that would make the life-saving drugs more accessible. Also, we got an update from listeners about our SodaStream/beer query!

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Sep 22, 2022
A cautious approach to holiday hiring

Around this time of year, companies begin hiring seasonal workers. Yet some large companies are planning on fewer hires. Despite a tight labor market, companies are uncertain whether consumer spending will remain strong through the holidays and are anxious about a recession. Plus, the Bank of Japan tries to prop up the yen, school districts call for cybersecurity funding and U.S. oil reserves reach a four-decade low.

Sep 22, 2022
Congress squares off with bank leaders

Executives from the nation’s largest banks are testifying before the Senate. We look at how the state of the housing market affects the home-flipping industry. The BBC checks out the effects of China’s zero-COVID approach on its economy.

Sep 22, 2022
The Fed’s head issues a warning

We check in on the Federal Reserve following the interest rate rise. Melinda Gates tells us the world needs to check itself when it comes to some big goals.

Sep 22, 2022
Japan sells dollars to buy yen

From the BBC World Service: The Japanese government is snapping up its own currency for the first time in decades in a bid to stop the yen tumbling past 24-year lows. Elsewhere in Japan, Honda says it will continue to restrict production into a second month in October as it struggles with supply chain issues. And Beijing’s ongoing zero-COVID strategy comes up against local resistance in China.

Sep 22, 2022
Puerto Rico’s power grid fails again. What innovations could help?

When Hurricane Fiona recently hit Puerto Rico, the storm brought wind, water and major flooding to the island. Local authorities are still assessing the damage, but so far we know that some people died, others lost their homes and just about everyone lost electricity. Unfortunately, we’ve been here before. After Hurricane Maria in 2017, billions of federal dollars went to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with Julio López Varona, co-chief of campaigns at the advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy, about whether that technology investment did anything.

Sep 22, 2022
How does the Fed’s quantitative (un)easing plan work?

The Federal Reserve continued its interest-rate-raising spree today to help curb inflation. The other thing the Fed has been working on is unwinding its “quantitative easing” program. One listener wants to know how that works. We’ll explain. Plus, why can members of Congress buy and sell stocks so freely? Isn’t that a conflict of interest? We’re wondering the same thing.

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Sep 22, 2022
“The bedrock of our economy”

That is how Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell characterized price stability while discussing the central bank’s interest rate hike Wednesday. The move pushes its benchmark rate to 3% or higher from zero in just six months. Today, we’ll explain what the Fed will be looking for to show that inflation is under control. Plus, what corporate layoffs tell us about the economy and how Germany is responding to its energy crisis.

Sep 21, 2022
Awaiting the rise of the interest rates

The Fed announces its plan for interest rates today, and it’s widely expected to raise them. We discuss many things inflation with David Kelly of J.P. Morgan. Oil and gas prices spiked this morning on the heels of Vladimir Putin’s announcement to mobilize reservists for the war in Ukraine.

Sep 21, 2022