50 episodes

Every weekday, host Kai Ryssdal helps you make sense of the day’s business and economic news — no econ degree or finance background required. “Marketplace” takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context. Our team of reporters all over the world speak with CEOs, policymakers and regular people just trying to get by.

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    • 4.7 • 119 Ratings

Every weekday, host Kai Ryssdal helps you make sense of the day’s business and economic news — no econ degree or finance background required. “Marketplace” takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context. Our team of reporters all over the world speak with CEOs, policymakers and regular people just trying to get by.

    Why crypto has drawn so many Black investors

    Why crypto has drawn so many Black investors

    Last year was hard on cryptocurrency, with scandals and plummeting prices rocking the industry. Those losses were particularly keen for Black Americans, who are more likely to get into crypto than their white peers. Today, we’ll explore how targeted marketing and exclusion from traditional investment opportunities helped boost crypto’s appeal for Black investors. Also, the major takeaways from today’s strong jobs report and its impact on bond yields.

    • 27 min
    Back to the office … kinda

    Back to the office … kinda

    Last week, office occupancy rates in major cities hit a milestone, reaching half of their pre-pandemic levels. While most places feel just as crowded as they did before, offices are an exception. Today, a closer look at the sluggish return to office buildings. Plus, the house behind the pitchfork in “American Gothic” and how homebuyers are feeling about higher mortgage rates.

    • 26 min
    Job churn may finally be leveling off

    Job churn may finally be leveling off

    We’ve frequently discussed the “great resignation” on this program over the past year as people have sought new jobs with better pay and benefits. But as recession worries loom and wage growth moderates, quitting and hiring rates have begun to decline. Also on the program: The Federal Reserve hikes interest rates for the eighth time, retailers follow consumers to the ‘burbs and Bed Bath & Beyond hints at bankruptcy.

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    • 27 min
    When slowing wage growth isn’t so bad

    When slowing wage growth isn’t so bad

    New Labor Department data shows that wage growth slowed to 1% last quarter. That may not sound too rosy for workers, but it’s welcome news to Federal Reserve officials, who are mulling additional interest rate hikes as they try to deflate wage growth and keep unemployment under control at the same time. Also, the continuing pull of cookbooks, the billions in unclaimed college financial aid and the impacts of rising prices on wedding planning.

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    • 27 min
    How do economists forecast recessions?

    How do economists forecast recessions?

    Many CEOs and economists anticipate a recession this year. But their predictions, based on economic data and historical trends, are part art and part science. Today, we’ll dig into how those forecasts are made. Plus, why inflation varies depending on where you live, how business owners in China feel about reopening and how lawmakers’ pay, or lack thereof, influences who serves in government.

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    • 27 min
    Save a little, spend a little

    Save a little, spend a little

    The American consumer saved more and spent less in December, cutting back on restaurants, movies and sporting events. Will that slow inflation? We’ll talk about that on today’s show.  Plus, the confusing economy, who holds U.S. debt, and what’s behind the growing business of liquidation.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

GeorgeCharr ,

Amazing

Genuinely informative and easy to listen to. To counter a previous review, the music is great, especially the Bobby Caldwell!!!!! So groovy.

Brett 4567 ,

Love it, but hate the music.

I love the podcast along with Kai’s other podcasts with molly. I just wish the music could be modernized? Just a thought

bf2019 ,

Kai

Good info on this pod but time ro replace Kai

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