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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Airing on Tuesday, October 6, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about why China is absent from the Trans-Pacific Partnership; hockey's economic drama; and a look at whether other fast food restaurants will follow McDonald's lead by serving breakfast all day.

Annie Baxter

As McDonald’s launches a limited all-day breakfast menu, it remains to be seen whether other fast-food restaurants will follow suit.

“Many of McDonald's customers and other fast-food customers have been asking for the ability to get breakfast all day long, or at least beyond 10:30,” says Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst with the NPD Group.

Riggs says sales of breakfast food were strong even during the recession, and restaurants that offer it stand to see growth.

Canadian hockey teams slammed by strong U.S. dollar

8 hours ago
Mark Garrison

As the NHL season starts Wednesday, economic drama off the ice presents a challenge for the whole league, particularly Canadian teams. Low oil prices are helping drive Canada’s dollar down around 30 percent from its five-year highs against the U.S. dollar. That means big trouble for hockey, with its large Canadian presence.

Player contracts and the league’s salary cap are in American dollars. But hockey clubs located in Canada make money from ticket, food and beverage sales to fans paying Canadian dollars - leaving them financially squeezed.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 6, 2015

8 hours ago

Airing on Tuesday, October 6, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Microsoft's newest phones; news that Jack Dorsey will serve as Twitter CEO; and a possible bus strike in San Francisco.

Jack Dorsey and Dov Charney: A tale of two founders

19 hours ago
Tony Wagner

On Monday, Twitter picked a CEO after a lot of hand-wringing and American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection after several close calls and an ousted founder.

That got us thinking about Jack Dorsey (the aforementioned Twitter CEO) and Dov Charney (the aforementioned fired head of American Apparel).

Putting a price on healthcare

20 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

A recent New York Times article chronicled one Utah hospital's attempts to measure the costs of the treatment it provides to the community. Dr. Vivian Lee is the CEO of University of Utah Healthcare, and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked to her about the initiative. 

On figuring out costs: 

The tough road from Bhutan refugee camp to the US

21 hours ago
Lane Wallace

When Tara Dhungana was about to start sixth grade in Bhutan, his family took what he thought was a trip. 

“When we left the country, my parents were saying we would come back a few weeks after,” he said.

They packed a few bags and left their animals in the yard, vegetables still growing in the garden. They arrived in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal, and Dhungana spent the remainder of his childhood there.

“You don’t know what tomorrow has for you,” Dhungana said. “It’s always dark, right? Tomorrow is always dark.”

Kim Adams

In the Japanese anime “Planetes,” the year is 2075 and teams of low-paid astronauts work to clean up space debris orbiting around the earth. Although the story is fictional, the issue is real. Orbital debris has been a problem for a while, but as it gets worse, scientists are posing some interesting solutions. Some of them sound like they come straight out of science fiction.

Marketplace for Monday, October 5, 2015

21 hours ago

Global trade; Jack Dorsey's permanent gig; and will your surgery cost more than a Disneyland annual pass? We'll tell you.

Jack Dorsey named permanent Twitter CEO

22 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal, Molly Wood and Mukta Mohan

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO after a three-month interim period. He will continue to serve as CEO of Square, the payment services company he also co-founded. Marketplace’s senior tech reporter Molly Wood explains the move.

On the value of Twitter: