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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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    • 4.6 • 6.7K 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.

    How this investor became the “slumdoge millionaire”

    How this investor became the “slumdoge millionaire”

    In February, Glauber Contessoto invested his life savings in dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that started as a joke. But his gains are for real. He now owns more than $800,000 in dogecoin. Marketplace’s Matt Levin chats with Contessoto about the HODL — or “hold on for dear life” — mentality that keeps him and other investors in the crypto game despite incredible volatility. Also on today’s program: Why exports surged in October, what’s behind the battle for speedy grocery deliveries and the transition away from fossil fuels takes center stage at the World Petroleum Congress.

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    • 26 min
    A jobs report full of mixed signals

    A jobs report full of mixed signals

    If the U.S. economy had a Facebook profile, its relationship status with jobs would be set to … well … “It’s complicated.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a muddled job report last week, with a little over 200,000 jobs added to the economy. Data from other sources also shows a tumultuous recovery: Wages are up, though they’re not keeping up with inflation; upper-income professionals feel strong job security, but the service sector tells a different story. We’ll also hear how restaurants are prepping for a winter with omicron, see how hybrid and remote work could hold women back, and discuss why home equity lines of credit could be making a return.

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    • 28 min
    How the gas boom transformed a small town in Louisiana

    How the gas boom transformed a small town in Louisiana

    Natural gas prices have skyrocketed in recent months thanks to strong global demand. Today, Marketplace’s Andy Uhler takes us to a village in northwest Louisiana where many landowners signed away their mineral rights to drillers. The resulting infusion of cash revived the local economy but has come at an environmental cost for some in the area. We’ll also digest a muddled jobs report in the Weekly Wrap, discuss whether job growth in the warehouse sector is here to stay and tackle the frustrations of on-and-off return-to-office plans.

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    • 27 min
    Omicron could keep older workers on the sidelines

    Omicron could keep older workers on the sidelines

    Workers over 65 were the fastest-growing segment of the labor force before the pandemic. But as the pandemic persists and new coronavirus variants spread, older adults have been slow to return to the workforce, and many have simply retired early. In a tight labor market, that shrunken labor pool could persist for years to come. We’ll also hear how bond buying could translate into higher mortgage rates, how omicron could further complicate the global supply chain and how stock images play a role in reinforcing whiteness.

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    • 26 min
    Shipping logjams are polluting portside communities

    Shipping logjams are polluting portside communities

    California’s portside neighborhoods, which are home to many low-income residents and communities of color, have long suffered from polluted air. But supply chain bottlenecks have worsened that pollution, which has been linked to cancer, heart disease and asthma. Though community advocates have pushed for emissions reductions, demand for goods that filter through the port is still at a record high. Also on the show today: A chat with Visa’s CEO about the future of digital payments; economists weigh in on how omicron could affect the market; and why it can be hard to find a public bathroom.

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    • 27 min
    Food banks are being squeezed by inflation too

    Food banks are being squeezed by inflation too

    Food banks saw increased demand at the height of the pandemic. Now, as inflation limits what your buck can buy at grocery stores, demand is rising yet again. But food banks are dealing with those higher costs too, as well as supply chain issues that mean longer wait times for their orders and fewer donations. Also on today’s program, how Substack has changed the media landscape, what the omicron variant might mean for consumer confidence and why the U.K. aspires to be a green hydrogen powerhouse.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

pence is not xtian ,

It’s a neutral podcast!

All I ever hear on so called “Conservative” business podcasts is about the tourists who visited the Capital on January 6th (and NOT that it was a Terrorist attack), expansion of the Guv’mint Socialist Welfare Entitlement State for the Wealthy, Free Gubbamint Giveaways, Build Saudi Arabia Back Better, Radical White Social Justice Warriors and
how Critical White Race Theory impacts the minority of citizens….it’s unlistenable!

Kai and the Team present the facts….Fair
and Balanced! No more, no less. Great work
here!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Kai, host of the Marketplace podcast, highlights all aspects of trading, economics and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

PSY (not really) ,

Mouthpiece of the Democrats

This used to be a neutral podcast; however, it has shifted left and become a vassal for the Democrat party. Kai is left and the other temporary hosts are far left. Almost every story is either climate change or racism. Many stories end with how our government should be funding the topic. I really used to enjoy this one. It is too bad they let it get away from financials and into their political leanings.

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