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

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September 30, 2015

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"Blood & Oil" inspired by North Dakota's Bakken fields

19 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios

It may have taken him four years, but writer Rodes Fishburne knew the oil boom up in North Dakota would make for good television. And ABC agreed. "Blood & Oil," which he co-created, airs on Sunday nights.

On how he came up with the idea behind "Blood & Oil":

D Gorenstein

Remember that super moon last week? A strange confluence of events led to something freaky. It turns out, this is pretty much a super moon moment for Medicare.

“This year is wacky, and that’s the technical term,” joked Tricia Neuman, the director of Medicare policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Transaction: The Bar Tab

19 hours ago
Eliza Mills and Tommy Andres

Marketplace listener Patrick McConnell from Sterling, Virginia, recounts a visit to a dive bar that changed his life.

A common cause of train derailments: broken track

19 hours ago
Andy Uhler

The Federal Railroad Administration announced Friday that a broken rail caused a train derailment in West Virginia in February that spilled more than 300,000 gallons of volatile oil, started a fire that burned for more than four days and forced more than a thousand people to leave their homes. The agency also said it will release new track standards to try to eliminate these derailments next week. 

There’s almost a quarter million miles of railroad track in the United States. To put that in perspective, the interstate highway system’s total length is less than 50,000 miles.

For Chattanooga, Volkswagen emmissions news is local

20 hours ago
Blake Farmer

Volkswagen’s emissions control cheating scandal continues to snowball. In one U.S. city, the German automaker’s troubles are treated like local news. For now, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is vowing to stand by VW.

To Tennessee, Volkswagen is more than a relatively new employer. The company’s decision to build its only American plant in the state was treated like history in the making. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker was visibly emotional at the grand opening in 2011.

My Money Story: Eustace Conway, off the grid

21 hours ago
Jenny Ament

Originally aired Friday, October 17, 2014

Eustace Conway is a Naturalist who lives in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. He's been living in the forest there for nearly 40 years.

When Conway was 17 years old, he left the suburbs to live outdoors. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, and has crossed the United States on horseback from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Marketplace for Friday, October 9, 2015

21 hours ago

How the Bakken oil fields inspired Hollywood; monetizing emotions; and Chattanooga, Tennessee, stands by VW. 

Facebook wants us to show some emotion

22 hours ago
Sally Herships

When it comes to consumer responses on Facebook, just being liked isn’t good enough anymore. Marketers want to see a full range of our emotions. This week Facebook started testing a new line of "reactions" emoji in Ireland and Spain.

"'Thumbs up' emoticon for this, or maybe 'yay' even," said Wally Krantz, executive creative director of Landor, a branding firm in New York. “Because a lot of things I might not just like, because that’s not getting my point across.” 

Like one of Krantz’s relatives who responded to a photograph he posted on his Facebook page.

My money story: Storyteller Brian Finkelstein

22 hours ago
Raghu Manavalan

Originally aired Friday, August 29, 2014

Every week, we have someone tell us their story about money. This week, Los Angeles-based storyteller Brian Finkelstein tells us about a time when the bubble bursts.

The first time I made a lot of money, I was in my twenties and I was broke. I was that broke in your twenties where you have sleep for dinner. You know that feeling where it’s like, “Oh, it’s 8 o'clock and I'm just gonna go to bed because I have no money."

Amy Speace

Originally aired Friday, March 27, 2015

I live in East Nashville, Tennessee, a bohemian neighborhood in Music City right across the Cumberland River from downtown that, for many years, has been home to one of the most diverse populations in this city. Bisected by Gallatin Pike, where an über-trendy coffee shop might sit in between a discount liquor store and a check-cashing shop, this area is peppered with quaint cottage homes that only a short time ago were affordable to the artist class.