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September 30, 2015

6:27 PM
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Bill Gross unleashes on Pimco executives

16 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

This final note on the way out today, which comes with the caveat that anybody can sue anybody for anything.

There was a lawsuit filed here in California on Thursday that's, well, a piece of work.

Bill Gross, whom you might have heard referred to in the financial press as the Bond King, started — and for many years — ran the world's biggest bond fund at Pimco.

Sponsors give FIFA a red card

17 hours ago
Sally Herships

Things are not looking good for FIFA. The entire top layer of the soccer organization has been temporarily kicked out, starting with Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA. He has been suspended for 90 days. (Our partners at the BBC talked to Blatter recently.) 

Marketplace for Friday, October 8, 2015

17 hours ago

An in-depth look at race and debt; Sepp Blatter's red card; and uncertainty in Congress.

The color of debt

18 hours ago
Tracey Samuelson


Tracey Samuelson's story (listen above) was co-produced with ProPublica. 

On a recent Saturday afternoon, the mayor of Jennings, a St. Louis suburb of about 15,000, settled in before a computer in the empty city council chambers. Yolonda Fountain Henderson, 50, was elected last spring as the city’s first black mayor.

The City Council chambers of Jennings, Missouri. In addition to the mayor, five of the eight sitting city council members have been sued over a debt. (Edwin Torres/ProPublica)

What congressional uncertainty means for the economy

19 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Kim Adams

The front-runner for the speaker of the House, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, has pulled out of the race, raising questions about stability in Congress. This comes ahead of a slew of important economic decisions by lawmakers. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams explains what the uncertainty in Congress means for the country's economic health.

Possible Dell and EMC merger on the horizon

19 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood

Dell, which has faced lagging sales and has gone private in recent years, is in talks to merge with cloud computing and data storage company EMC. Marketplace’s senior tech reporter Molly Wood explains what the massive move would mean for the two companies. 

On why this is a big deal:

Sepp gets his timeout

19 hours ago
Marketplace staff

15 percent

That's the flat tax rate proposed by Dr. Ben Carson in his interview with Marketplace. When asked about balancing the budget, Carson also spoke of a balanced budget amendment, which would include a refusal to extend the budget for three to four years. You can hear the full interview here.

90 days

Make DeLauro's TPP vote a 'Nay'

21 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, whose goal is keeping the United States competitive in the global economy, has been hailed by President Obama as the defining free trade deal of his administration.

PODCAST: Readjusting predictions for September

Oct 8, 2015
David Brancaccio

On today's show, we'll talk about readjusting a jobs prediction made a week ago; VW offering an apology; the chances that oil prices will continue to increase; and we'll take a look at how businesses in Bastrop, Texas, recovered from the worst wildfire in the state's history.

How small businesses are affected by wildfires

Oct 8, 2015
Andy Uhler

Peak fire season is just starting in Southern California as Santa Ana winds pick up. Four years ago, Central Texas went through the most devastating fire in the state’s history. 

Jarad Milton and his brother own close to 800 acres in a town called Smithville in Bastrop County. 

“You know, there have been cattle constantly on the place since we got the place, basically,” he said.