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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On today's show, we'll talk about the possibility that North Korea may have ties to the recent cyber-attack on Bangladesh's central bank; travel mania this Memorial Day weekend; and how companies manage millennial employees.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, May 27, 2016

9 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about the court battle between Google and Oracle over APIs; play this week's Silicon Tally with New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo; and dive into the news that Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to build the highest-capacity subsea internet cable ever.  

Travelers take a holiday from high gas prices

9 hours ago
Reema Khrais

More than 38 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s the highest number in more than a decade. 

Turner Batten, 26,  is one of those travelers. On Friday morning, he hit the road for North Carolina with his lab, Chipper. Batten is making the drive from Florida to spend time with his family and “relax, visit friends, play golf,” he said.

Batten, who hasn’t been home for Memorial Day in four years, said if gas prices were even a bit higher, he’d probably pass on the trip.

Kimojis, Sheenojis...Kaimojis?

18 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

Charlie Sheen's back in it — he's the latest celeb to jump on the personalized emoji bandwagon.

They're called Sheenojis, which does have a certain ring to it. He's not the only one. When Kim Kardashian released her line of Kimojis, she broke the app store.

Which gets me to part two of this final note: I'm totally doing my own line of emojis.

Marketplace for Thursday, May 26, 2016

22 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Trump vs. Sanders. Peter Thiel vs. Gawker. Georgia's "HERO" vs. Traffic. Plus: This election season is already breaking fundraising records.

What Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have in common

22 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Donald Trump  and Bernie Sanders appear to have agreed to a debate.   So what would that debate look like?

Would they take the gloves off?  Yeah.  But think about what they have in common.  And  not just their, shall we say, unique and sometimes uncooperative hair, and the way they both wave their arms and yell.  They’re yelling about some of the same stuff. 

Would anyone take a Trump vs. Sanders debate seriously?

May 26, 2016
Marketplace staff

In the latest twist to an unconventional election season, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump could be debating all-but-mathematically-eliminated Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton, Sander's rival and the presumptive Democratic nominee, declined to debate Sanders before next month's California primary. During his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night, Trump said he'd be willing to step in the ring instead.

Georgia's HERO drivers reduce road rage on highways

May 26, 2016
Tasnim Shamma

If you've ever driven through metro Atlanta, there's a good chance you've suffered from even a slight case of road rage. The region consistently ranks among the most congested in the country.

But traffic in Atlanta would be even worse if Georgia wasn’t home to one of the top highway emergency response operator programs – better known as HERO.

In the middle of morning rush hour traffic in downtown Atlanta, HERO assistant manager for operations, Andre Todd, is on the lookout for accidents.

The key economic issues on the G7 summit agenda

May 26, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the key economic issues world leaders are discussing at the G7 summit; the shrinking number of banking jobs; and the possible danger of "Finding Dory" for the world's reefs. 

Trump talks energy in anxious oil country

May 26, 2016
Leigh Paterson

Donald Trump talked energy Thursday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. He hit all of the key words: oil prices, coal, the EPA, energy independence, fracking. But the people on the ground who actually live and work in energy rich regions — what do they want?