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If Great Britain goes, so could the English language

9 hours ago
Sally Herships

Trying to do business internationally can feel like working on the Tower of Babel. But Andy Molinsky, a professor of international management and organizational behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School, said there's a common fix. 

Why Americans feel the economy is rigged

9 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

We asked a new question in our Marketplace-Edison Research poll — this time, whether the U.S. economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. 

Almost 71 percent of the people we polled said yes.

I visited a family in Long Island to find out why people feel this way. The streets in their town of Franklin Square are lined with cozy, Cape Cod-style homes.

I stop at Alexandra Singh Shergill’s house.

She's 24. She just graduated from college with a business degree. She's now living at home and working at Barnes & Noble. She's convinced the economy is rigged.


On today's show, we'll talk about Wednesday's European Union meeting in Brussels; the latest results from our economic anxiety poll, which reveal that 71 percent of Americans think the economy is rigged; and the possibility of an English-less European Union. 

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

9 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about Clinton's speech on using technology to help grow the U.S. economy; a hack on Mark Zuckerberg, Channing Tatum and Sundar Pichai by the group Our Mine;  and Apple's new patent that would disable photo and video recording capabilities in specific places. 

Irish passport applications spike in Brexit wake

Jun 28, 2016
JaeRan Kim

After the Brexit vote, one hot commodity in the United Kingdom is a passport from a country that will still be in the European Union. Having one will make it easier to travel, live and work within Europe at large. That’s made many turn to Ireland, which isn’t in the U.K. and whose application process is relatively simple. That simplicity only goes so far, however.

A market bounceback

Jun 28, 2016

On today's show, we'll  talk about an uptick in the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500; look at the possibility of companies using Brexit as a justification for poor performance; and interview Larry Rosin, the president of Edison Research, about the results of our joint poll on economic anxiety. 

Volkswagen agrees to $14.7 billion settlement

Jun 28, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 billion to settle with consumers who bought VW and Audi cars that had small diesel engines designed to cheat emissions tests. This covers 475,000 cars, mainly in the U.S., and grants VW owners with a useful option if they don't want VW to try to fix the cars — which could reduce the vehicle's performance. 

Click the above audio player to hear the full report. 

Brexit could be a goldmine for lawyers

Jun 28, 2016
Lane Wallace

News of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has gone over pretty badly with a lot of global industries and markets. But there’s at least one industry where the whole thing might actually be a windfall: the legal industry.

Yep, your very favorite people are licking their chops right now — and by licking their chops, we mean fielding a bunch of panicky calls from clients.

Andy Uhler

Norway is not a member of the European Union. But through the European Economic Area Agreement and European Free Trade Association, it maintains a close trade relationship with the rest of the Continent. That relationship is key to its economy. But Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, said Norwegian officials she's spoken with don't think the relationship is all that favorable. 

The new buzzword in corporate earnings: Brexit

Jun 28, 2016
Amy Scott

The British-American cruise operator Carnival announced better-than-expected quarterly earnings Tuesday morning. It’s one of the first big global companies to report to investors since last week’s Brexit vote rocked the markets, and the company downplayed the potential impact on future earnings.

"Despite the geopolitical events in Europe, including the Brexit vote, we remain confident in our long-term outlook," Chief Executive Arnold Donald said in a conference call with analysts.