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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace is an in-depth program that focuses on everything from the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. 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.
Friday, February 23, 2018 12:00pmThe National Rifle Association is losing business ties in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week. SimpliSafe, Met Life, Enterprise and a handful of other companies have said they're done with the group. It's a powerful brand, and companies tend to want to align themselves with a such a big group of passionate potential customers. But in the wake of a tragedy, the calculation looks a little different. That's where we're starting today. Then: A new investigation from Politico says before raising the minimum wage, we'd do well to make sure current wage laws are being enforced. Plus, as always, we'll talk about the week in business news on the Weekly Wrap.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00pmHere we are, 10 years after the American financial system imploded, and something amazing has happened. President Donald Trump came into office saying he would "do a big number" on the "disaster" that was Dodd-Frank, but now his administration is keeping key parts of the legislation, like the rule letting the government liquidate a failing financial firm in a crisis. And you know what? Banks seem OK with that. We'll explain. Then: We spent some time last year talking about how the president can affect stock prices with a tweet, but he's not the only one. Snap shares dropped 6 percent today after Kylie Jenner said she hardly uses Snapchat anymore. What's that say about the company's business model? Plus, the economics of TV's reboot frenzy.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00pmThat's the word(s) of the day according to the Federal Reserve, which released the minutes from its last meeting this afternoon. Along with that momentum, the Fed said the initial bump the economy's gonna get from the tax cuts might be bigger than originally expected. The White House released its own economic report too, and we'll start off the show by explaining it all. Then, the latest on Twitter and Facebook's fight against bots. Plus: We're back in Erie for our series The Big Promise.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00pmIt's not often we take you deep into the underbelly of the American bond market, but today's your lucky day. The federal government kicked off a big couple of days in the Treasury market this morning. It sold almost $180 billion worth of short-term bonds, and in all there will be just over a quarter trillion dollars in new government debt by the end of the week, four billion more than the government raised in the same offering last month. That's where we're starting today, with a glimpse into the economic future. Then: PayPal and Square banned gun sales from their services years ago. Would credit cards ever do the same? What about banks? Plus, another trip to Erie for our series The Big Promise.
Monday, February 19, 2018 2:45pmA couple of weeks ago on this show, we told you about some of the funding and resources available for mass shooting victims to help with their short-term recovery. Today, we consider what life and work is like five, or even ten years after surviving a high-profile shooting. Two survivors of a mass shooting describe long term recovery. Also on today's show, we continue with our project called "Divided Decade," as we hear stories of how people's lives changed since the financial crisis ten years ago. And, of course, we talk "Black Panther." The movie was obviously a big success this weekend, but did you know that the soundtrack is too? "Black Panther: The Album" debuted at No.1 on the billboard charts. We do the numbers on how that happened.