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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 • 7.7K 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.

    What could happen if Israel severs banking ties with the Palestinian economy

    What could happen if Israel severs banking ties with the Palestinian economy

    Commercial Israeli banks process transactions with Palestinian banks — about $10 billion in trade per year, plus and paychecks for tens of thousands of Palestinians with jobs in Israel. Normally, the government protects them legally if any funding finds its way into terrorists’ hands. Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich recently threatened to end these waivers. In this episode, what could happen to the Palestinian economy if he follows through? Plus, what’s included in “cost of living” indexes, why consumer confidence is rising, and are we in a climate change housing bubble?

    • 29 min
    Why’s my coffee so expensive?

    Why’s my coffee so expensive?

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans drink coffee every day, according to the National Coffee Association. If you’re part of that 63%, you may have noticed coffee getting more expensive. Some of it has to do with the cost of the raw crop, which is at a 45-year high, partly due to climate change reducing yields. And it doesn’t help that global demand is growing. Also in this episode: Mexico City is in a water crisis, Zoom cashiers usher in a new wave of digital offshoring and machinery and other things-that-make-things purchases were up last month.

    • 28 min
    For female workers, an ailing feeling about financial health 

    For female workers, an ailing feeling about financial health 

    Per Bank of America’s annual workplace benefits report, more full-time workers are feeling secure in their jobs compared to last year. But there’s a catch: Those upbeat responses came from men, while the percentage of women who feel financially stable dipped slightly. Plus, the Federal Reserve’s inflation frustration, the SEC’s near-approval of spot ether ETFs and the federal tax code’s post-election future.

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    • 28 min
    Bad housing news comes in threes

    Bad housing news comes in threes

    This week, we got some gloomy news on the housing market: In April, new homes sales fell 4.7% and existing home sales dropped about 2% from the month before, and in May, homebuilder confidence took a dive. The most likely culprit? High mortgage rates. Also in this episode: Why DuPont is splitting its company into three, what Olympic and Paralympic athletes are doing to raise funds for Paris, and how business is going for a maker of custom cowboy boots in Virginia.

    Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all!

     

    • 29 min
    Accommodations for long COVID

    Accommodations for long COVID

    About 7% of U.S. adults have long COVID, according to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of those nearly 18 million people say their symptoms affect their ability to work. Disability accommodations could be the answer. Also in this episode, competitors work on catching up to AI chipmaker Nvidia, companies offer 401(k) matching of student loan payments and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau starts regulating buy now, pay later platforms.

    Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all!

    • 29 min
    The complexity of succession planning 

    The complexity of succession planning 

    On Monday, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon hinted at retiring soon after running the banking powerhouse for 18 years. But finding replacements for veteran CEOs can be a tricky business. Also in this episode: New research finds that Native households are more financially stressed. Plus: Lowe’s invests in professional contractors, and Chicago vendors scramble after grocery stores shutter.

    Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

AHro827 ,

Excellent Podcast

I gave up on the doom and gloom “news” a while ago. Marketplace has been an excellent substitute to keep me informed but not depressed.

minnichds ,

Thanks.

I have been listening to this for over 10 years. Reporting is outstanding. They find stories that may not be picked up or dissected properly by the rest of the media. Listen in for your daily stock tickers, big stories or to learn something new about the world. There’s nothing quite like Marketplace.

mehinflorida ,

Good and Bad

The Marketplace podcast has interesting stories but it gets to be extremely tedious for an average listener, who maybe doesn't have his livlihood depending on the ups and downs of interest rates and the stock market. The daily review of rates, and speculation about the Fed, etc seems very repetitive. The main host, Kai Ryssdal, is very knowledgable, but some of his mannerisms and attempts to be cute can get on one's nerves. The show is quite left leaning, culturally speaking. I've been listening for years, but I'm going to unsubscribe.

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