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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our leading business news radio program and podcast is about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy developments, we help listeners understand the economic world around them. Marketplace makes sense of the economy for everyone, no econ degree or finance background required. Marketplace doesn’t just report on the numbers, we take it deeper, adding context to what’s happening in the stock market and how macroeconomic policy can affect you and your business. Monday through Friday, our team speaks with a wide range of industry professionals– from small business owners to Fortune 500 CEOs, Marketplace breaks down complex topics related to business and the economy without industry jargon and over complicated explanations. 
Kai Ryssdal has led the program since 2005 and has hosted the program from China, the Middle East and dozens of cities across the United States. As a leading public media voice, Kai has been a trusted broadcaster for two decades and is the recipient of the DuPont-Columbia Award, a George Foster Peabody Award and an Emmy. Produced and distributed by American Public Media (APM) our popular business news podcasts are available worldwide on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, and RSS Feeds and any place else where you get your podcasts.

The pandemic’s toll on doctors

Marketplace

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  • 6 months ago
  • 25:17

At a time when health care workers are more crucial than ever as the pandemic rages in the United States, doctors are leaving the field. A quarter of doctors are considering retiring early, according to a new survey, and 8% of U.S. doctors have already closed their practices because of COVID-19. On today’s show: Why doctors are leaving medicine during the pandemic. Plus, a much-anticipated video game release goes down in flames, and a conversation with the Dallas Fed president. Your support makes our reporting possible — become a Marketplace Investor today to keep us going strong.

Even with another relief package, economic recovery is gonna take awhile

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  • 100 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 25:19

Congress is reportedly nearing a deal on the second round of COVID-19 relief, eight months after the first and only pandemic-aid package. But even with nearly a trillion dollars in aid, we’re looking at a long, slow economic recovery ahead. On today’s show: If we make the same mistakes we did after the Great Recession, we’re in for businesses shuttering, high and long-term unemployment, and low-income Americans in dire straits. Plus, people won’t be donning sequined dresses this holiday season, and what Dippin’ Dots has to do with the COVID-19 vaccine. Your support makes our reporting possible — become a Marketplace Investor today to keep us going strong. 

A look at the state of retail, as holiday shopping wraps up

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  • 110 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 25:27

Retail sales fell a bit more than 1% in November, which matters because that most likely includes the first wave of holiday shopping. And now that we’ve passed a lot of retailers’ holiday shipping deadlines, sales are likely to slow further. On today’s show: how the pandemic is affecting retailers and consumers alike. Plus, what the SolarWinds hack could mean for the U.S. economy and why fewer Americans are moving this year. Your support makes our reporting possible — become a Marketplace Investor today to keep us going strong. 

How we’re getting through the pandemic

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  • 110 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 25:11

Nine months into the pandemic, we’re looking at what people — and the economy — are doing to get through it. On today’s show: a conversation with the CEO of GoFundMe about how people have relied on the platform through the COVID-19 economic downturn. Plus, how hybrid home and in-office work models will affect commercial real estate. And a look at how poorer countries could get the COVID-19 vaccine more quickly. Your support makes our reporting possible — become a Marketplace Investor today to keep us going strong.

Scott Kirby on the “end of the beginning”

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  • 97 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 25:19

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said his industry was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19 — “at the tip of the spear,” as he put it. And United revenue is going to be down 70% in the fourth quarter. But, as bad as it has been, he said we’re beginning to reach “the end of the beginning,” quoting Winston Churchill. On today’s show: a conversation with Kirby about how United has handled the pandemic. Plus, economies that controlled the virus are doing better and a look at the U.S.-China relationship President-elect Joe Biden will inherit. Your support makes our reporting possible — become a Marketplace Investor today to keep us going strong. 

Could you handle a surprise $250 expense right now?

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  • 160 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 27:36

According to our latest poll with Edison Research, nearly half of Americans would find that bill at least somewhat difficult to cover. Today, we’re going to dive into more of our polling data, on household responsibilities and trust in government economic data. Plus, changes to Medicare and the problem with “optimism bias.”