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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    • 4.6 • 7.1K 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 are mortgage rates falling?

    Why are mortgage rates falling?

    Mortgage rates usually move in tandem with the interest rate set by the Federal Reserve. But mortgage rates have dipped recently while the rate set by the Fed has been climbing. Why? The answer lies in the market for mortgage bonds. Plus, the state of the oil economy, the job gains workers with disabilities are making, and the growing need to crowdfund for basic necessities.

    • 27 min
    Economic security is national security

    Economic security is national security

    The military, just like everyone else, has to deal with supply chain disruptions and inventory balancing acts. In today’s show, we check in with the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer about the war in Ukraine, a defense bill of nearly $850 billion and what the just-in-time economy means for the Department of Defense. Plus, normalizing retail inventory, confusion in streaming services and tensions between airlines and airports.

    • 28 min
    End of an era for a strong dollar

    End of an era for a strong dollar

    The U.S. dollar has given up about half its 2022 gains in the past month or so. That’s good news for exporters, but not so great for American companies that import pricier items. Today, a look at what’s going on with the greenback. Plus, inflation and other problems create a “perfect storm” for food banks, an Oregon bar serves up women’s sports and studios debate whether fans will flock back to movie theaters.

    • 28 min
    A labor market that’s still on a roll

    A labor market that’s still on a roll

    The word of the day today is “jobs.” The job market remains surprisingly strong, wages are rising, and job churn is high but settling. In this episode, a dive into the November jobs report and how it could influence the Federal Reserve’s next moves. Plus, day care staffing woes continue, Russia takes aim at Ukraine’s power grid, and Indigenous nations make progress in their push to co-manage public lands.

     

    • 26 min
    How can we tell when inflation is on its way down?

    How can we tell when inflation is on its way down?

    There’s no one economic figure that paints a perfect picture of where inflation is going. On today’s episode, we’ll do the numbers for fresh economic data and hear what economists are looking at to predict inflation’s next move. Plus, who gets the blame when layoffs come, what lessons new teachers are learning on the job and why consumer spending is on the rise while savings dwindle.

    • 27 min
    China reaches a boiling point

    China reaches a boiling point

    Protests have broken out in several Chinese cities since the weekend over the country’s strict zero-tolerance for COVID policy. On today’s show, “Marketplace” correspondent Jennifer Pak talks to demonstrators to hear about their exhaustion, anxieties and demands after nearly three years of stringent restrictions. Plus, demystifying the “wait, what?” economy, rethinking a career in the crypto industry and learning how to scam scammers.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

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masked lies. That’s what you get when you listen to the woke, non binary, EGS, SJW over on Phox news. Own the konz!

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Buffalo series

Excellent job on this series of stories!

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On the ground in Buffalo, NY

I listen regularly and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Kai and Nela talking with people in Buffalo, NY, and the analysis at the end which they provided. It made it real for me to hear how the business people and the average person are struggling in this economy. I really appreciated seeing how, as Nela Richardson put it, “the data matched the human experience.” Thank you for all you do. - Carol from Houston

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