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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org

Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org
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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org




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Political fundraising's new math

Fundraising is a huge part of running for president, but in this primary season, where candidates receive their money may be as important as how much they make. Plus: Fallout from Facebook's job discrimination settlement and the "femtech" apps that help women control their health — while collecting a lot of personal data.


The end of recycling as we know it

For years, most of the plastic bottles, aluminum cans and other recyclables Americans put by the curb ended up in China, which used those raw materials in its factories. But the country stopped buying foreign trash last year, and that's putting municipal recycling programs into a panic. Plus: We take apart the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ 2019 economic report and wonder if Instagram's in-app purchases could threaten Amazon.


Why younger people are getting Botox

When it hit the market 17 years ago, Botox was pitched at 40- and 50-somethings looking for smoother skin. Now, the number of 18- to 37-year-olds getting injectable fillers has grown more than 20 percent in the past five years. Plus: The latest on the FAA and Boeing, and the big business of pumping and dredging in flooded Nebraska.


Lilly Singh and the changing face of late night

Seventeen years after NBC hired Carson Daly to host its 1:30 a.m. late show, it's now turned to Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh to replace him. We look at what that means. Plus, we'll explore a few contradictions: Solar is roaring back amid barriers from the Trump administration, and consumer confidence is up despite an economic downturn on the horizon.


Forget a no-deal Brexit, it's a no-Brexit Brexit

The United Kingdom Parliament just voted to delay Brexit after previously voting down Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union. Today we look at how the 27 other European countries will fare whenever this thing finally goes through. Plus, a business of security robots and the housing market along the border.


No one really knows what goes into college admissions

Some 50 people, including college administrators, testing officials and celebrities, were charged this week with attempting to scam the admissions process at selective schools. But that process itself is something of a black box. Will this scandal increase transparency? Plus: The latest on Boeing's grounded planes and America's persistent trucker shortage.


Will the U.S. ground Boeing?

China and the European Union have already kept Boeing 737 Max 8 planes out of the sky following this week's Ethiopian Airlines crash. But what about the United States? Plus, unintended consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the '80s software that's helping run America's cities.


How to read President Trump's budget

President Donald Trump released his 2020 budget proposal today, calling for shrinking spending on education and foreign aid. Today, we talk about what else is in there and what it says about the administration's priorities. Then: Kids today have more chronic diseases now than in the past, which means when they go to school, there’s extra pressure on school nurses. Plus: Why your bank is suddenly a "cafe."


The business of predicting the box office

The pace of hiring all but ground to a halt in February, despite a blockbuster jobs report in January. We look at the factors behind the hiring slowdown and what it means for the rest of the economy. Then: This week, the last Chevy Cruze rolled out of the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, before it closed. What happens to the 1,500 laid-off workers? Plus, how experts track and predict box office numbers.


The word of the day is "uncertainty"

Between the trade war, Brexit, North Korea, oil and more, the word “uncertainty” has appeared a lot in recent news. Today we talk about what it means and when you should be concerned. Plus, what to make of Facebook's "pivot to privacy" and a conversation with the hosts of WNYC's "Nancy" podcast about money.


Who controls the future of AI?

It's in the way Netflix chooses the next show for you to binge on, and it's part of the technology that protects your credit card purchases. But if we let AI keep developing on its current course, author Amy Webb says we probably won't like where it takes us. Plus: Why "birth tourism" is booming, and a look inside the Fed's latest Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes that reveals interesting economic realities.


Bonus: Why didn't any Wall Street CEO go to jail after the financial crisis?

Your regularly scheduled episode of Marketplace will be up this afternoon. Until then, let's take a look the question we received most throughout our reporting on the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis. Millions of people lost their homes, their jobs, and their savings. The Great Recession collectively destroyed more than $30 trillion of the world’s wealth. And though the crisis grew out of big banks’ handling of mortgage-backed securities, no Wall Street executive went to jail for...


Are you getting a raise yet?

Economists have been puzzled by slow wage growth in a very tight labor market, but a string of new reports indicate that wages may finally be moving up ... though not for everyone. Plus, new NAFTA's bumpy ride through Congress and a conversation with former social worker and current "Queer Eye" star, Karamo Brown.


Repeat after us: China isn't paying tariffs

American companies and consumers are, according to multiple new studies. We take a closer look. Then: The 2020 election has barely begun, and candidates are already sick of dialing for dollars. Is the phone-banking model ready for a disruption? Plus, the anatomy of a megamerger.


The internet is magic

Magic, one of America’s oldest pastimes and a multimillion-dollar industry, has been transformed by the digital age. We talk with Ian Frisch about how the internet has democratized the craft, which he lays out in his new book "Magic Is Dead." But first, the latest on Brexit and Lyft's initial public offering. Plus, why consumers are feeling bearish.


After the financial crisis, it was hard to make a case stick

As the nation was slowly recovering from the financial crisis, the Justice Department had a choice: Go after big banks with criminal cases that could be tough to win or use powerful civil penalties and negotiate settlements? In the last installment of our special series, we'll look at how the government made that decision and why no CEO went to jail. Plus, the sanctions that cut short President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea.


Bear Stearns on trial

During the worst of the financial crisis, two hedge fund managers were tried in court for securities fraud ... and acquitted. We look at what happened in the second part of our series about who served time after the crash. Plus, a big hearing on Capitol Hill (no, not that one) and why "Grey's Anatomy" has stuck around even longer than "ER."


Who goes to jail after a financial crisis?

The American economy all but collapsed in 2008, but no CEOs on Wall Street went to jail. Today, we begin three-part series looking at why. Plus: stormy weather for Home Depot and New York City's plan to cut congestion while fixing the subway.


Janet Yellen says Trump doesn't understand macroeconomic policy

The economy is doing well, says Janet Yellen, who departed the Federal Reserve last year after four years as chair. She's less confident in the president, who declined to appoint her for a second term. We talked with Yellen about Trump's relationship with the central bank, running the San Francisco Fed during the financial crisis and her current plans, which don't include retirement. Plus: What it's like to live on one side of the border and work on the other.


Advertisers still love the Oscars

Between the hosting debacle, declining viewership and last-minute changes to how awards are presented, the road to this Sunday's Oscars has been bumpy. Despite all that, ad rates are still a bright spot for the academy. But first: Why Kraft and Oscar Meyer got a $15 billion write-down. Plus, can a lake have rights? Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are voting on it.