Marketplace from APM

Mon-Fri 6:30PM – 7PM
  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal

American Public Media's Marketplace presents news on business, economics, and money for the rest of us.

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JaeRan Kim

Ships are big polluters, and next week, maritime nations could require them to use fuel that generates less sulfur content. But that kind of fuel is expensive, and the shipping business is in a bit of a slump just now. So shipping companies are begging for more time.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 25, 2016

9 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about the NBA's partnership with the company NextVR to broadcast games in virtual reality; a startup called Phone2Action, which aims to connect smartphone users to their lawmaker via app; and how we should look at AT&T as a company amid news it plans to purchase Time Warner. 

How YouTube became YouTube, told with YouTube videos

21 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Remember how Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google in a garage? That garage belonged to Susan Wojcicki. The Palo Alto native eventually became Google's 16th employee. She ran Google's AdSense program for years and was then tapped to run YouTube, the video-sharing website that Google bought in 2006.

Girl Scout cookie cereal is coming next year

22 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

This needs to be filed under "Too Much of a Good Thing."

General Mills is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to turn Girl Scout cookies into breakfast cereal. We know there will be a Thin Mint variety, as well as Caramel Crunch, which seem to be based on Samoas.

It's hitting shelves come January 2017.

Doctors cut costs by getting to know their patients

23 hours ago
D Gorenstein

The healthcare landscape is changing, even as Obamacare bumps along.

In the past six years, we’ve seen the rise of Accountable Care Organizations, now numbering more than 800, where doctors or hospitals work together to streamline care. For physicians that means they now get some compensation through contracts that reward improving health and controlling costs, as opposed to simply making money for every service provided regardless of the outcome or expense.

Donna Tam

Bob Dylan, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this month but has yet to acknowledge the honor publicly, will have to give a lecture in order to receive the nearly $1 million purse attached to the prize.

Mitchell Hartman

Taylor Swift, the country-turned-pop-singer-megastar-phenom dropped her self-titled debut album on this day a decade ago. Ten years, multiple Grammys, four more albums and a bunch of number-one hits later, she took the top spot on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities list this year with a cool $170 million. Along the way, Taylor Swift has developed — and isn't afraid to use — some serious business chops.

Tracking market reaction to the 2016 election

Oct 24, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

There are many ways to measure the tipping points in this election. Polls, of course and social media buzz too.

Also, market response to the political sparring of the moment.

The moment in question for us today was the first Clinton vs. Trump debate and what markets were saying about it, as it was happening.

The CEO of YouTube on her "lightbulb moment" about video

Oct 24, 2016

Susan Wojcicki runs YouTube. She talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the video that made her realize how powerful the medium would be, being in Palo Alto before it was cool, and whether she'd say "yes" to a promotion.

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Can the AT&T and Time Warner deal win over regulators?

Oct 24, 2016
Mark Garrison

Over the weekend, AT&T announced an $85.4 billion bid to buy Time Warner. Now it has to convince federal antitrust authorities, who will take a close look at whether this merger would threaten competition and make things worse for consumers. But in a rapidly changing media and political landscape, answering that question is harder than ever.