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Fed holds rates steady amid political uncertainty

21 hours ago
Mitchell Hartman

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced at the end of its two-day July meeting that it is leaving interest rates unchanged. The Fed last raised short-term rates by 0.25 percent in December 2015, after dropping rates to historically low levels at the beginning of the Great Recession.

Twitter shares take a tumble

22 hours ago

Twitter took a dive on Wall Street Today. The company's shares were down 14 percent plus after what can only be called an abysmal earnings report after the close yesterday. The social media company cited slow revenue growth, lousy predictions for future revenue growth, and stagnant user numbers in its earnings report. However, social media giant Facebook reported a wave of fresh revenue today in its earnings report.

Finding his voice, one Disney character at a time

22 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Life, Animated” is a documentary film about the remarkable story of a boy with autism whose parents discovered that they could communicate with him through Disney movies. Kai talked to Owen and his father Ron Suskind, a reporter and author of many books including the one this documentary is based on “Life Animated.”  The film centers around Owen’s struggles growing up autistic and his parents unrelenting quest to be able to communicate with their son. Their breakthrough comes one day when Owen te

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

23 hours ago
Sally Herships

Kai talks with Ron Suskind and his son Owen Suskind about the new documentary film "Life, Animated" that follows their son's story of overcoming autism; Banks in Silicon Valley are trying to attract more customers by offering 24 hour approvals and zero-money-down mortgages.; and a group of students from Yale University is setting up Connecticut's first bail fund to pay the bail of low income people who would otherwise be stuck in jail for minor offenses

Let’s do the numbers: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Jul 27, 2016
Marketplace staff

The ALS Association is celebrating two years of people dumping ice water on themselves to raise money to combat the neurodegenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Apple’s earnings were a mixed bag

Jul 27, 2016
Lane Wallace

Apple has reported its latest profits to much fanfare, and results show iPhone sales have once again slumped, with overall sales down by the billions from this time last year. Still, stocks shot up because the results were better than expected.

To hear Apple CEO Tim Cook talk on the earnings call Tuesday, everything is rose golden.

“Apple Watch continues to be the best-selling smart watch in the world,” he said.

Third time was the charm

Jul 27, 2016
Andrea Seabrook, Gina Delvac, Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Kim Adams and Bridget Bodnar

Former President Bill Clinton gave a speech typical of a presidential spouse on Tuesday, revealing that he had proposed to Hillary Clinton three times. We take a look at whether Bill Clinton is an asset or liability for Hillary when it comes to the economy, and also chat with some workers behind the scenes at the Democratic National Convention to find out the economic issues that are on their minds.

The world's glass ceilings

Jul 27, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's glass-shattering presidential nomination, and the mystery of how much oil there's out there in the world.

Cruising for a purpose: have fun AND do good

Jul 27, 2016
Allison Keyes

Cruises are big business these days. Cruise Market Watch estimates the worldwide cruise market at $39.6 billion for 2015.

But some passengers are looking for more than casinos and fancy shore excursions. Carnival Corporation’s new brand, Fathom Travel, is seeking to tap into a growing market with its social impact cruises to the Dominican Republic and cultural immersion cruises to Cuba.

Amy Scott

Public pensions are having a rough time of it. Retirement plans for public employees, like teachers and police officers, are facing a $1 trillion funding gap. Meanwhile, large U.S. pensions are expected to report their worst long-term results in 15 years.