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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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2 hours ago

PODCAST: Swiping for employment

12 hours ago
David Brancaccio

On today's show, we'll talk about union workers in the U.S. notifying Fiat Chrysler of a possible strike; why it's a bad time for hedge funds; a new report that looks at improvement (or lack thereof) in public schools; and job hunting apps that take a page from Tinder.

Feeling lucky? Bet on the Nobel Prize for literature

13 hours ago
Annie Baxter

Who will win the Nobel Prize in literature this year? That's a topic some people — largely Europeans — are willing to wager on. The legality of doing so in America is murky at best, but a couple foreign bookmakers are taking bets, including Ladbrokes in the United Kingdom, and Unibet Group, which is incorporated in Malta.

Who said what about the TPP

Oct 6, 2015
Marketplace staff

The reactions, statements and tweets came fast and furious after trade ministers from 12 countries announced they'd finally agreed to terms on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that will, if ratified, govern a third of global trade. 

 U.S. officials and politicians

Bill George

Want to know how difficult it can be to change the name of a college? Talk to Brooks Keel.

“You think changing the name is simple. It’s not simple at all,” said Keel, president of what is now Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.

But three years ago, the school became Georgia Regents University when two state colleges merged. Students, alumni and local residents hated that name. There were protests. The similarly named Regent University sued. State officials changed course and last month rechristened Georgia Regents Augusta University.

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6, 2015

Talking trade with POTUS; Microsoft's new mobile devices; and the wild wild web of fantasy sports.

What you do when the White House calls

Oct 6, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

This final note on the way out today, the backstory — if you will — of what happens when the White House calls.

You show up where they tell you to be, when they tell you to be there.

Then you wait, and then it happens all at once.

Listen to the audio player above to hear how it went down. 

It is, as it happens, the conversation I had with my boss last night.

Nova Safo

Microsoft unveiled its latest mobile devices Tuesday, hoping to lure business users by integrating all products with the new Windows 10 operating system. 

The company introduced a surprise new laptop, the first it has built, called the Surface Book. It is more powerful than Microsoft's popular Surface tablets and comes in a laptop body that can split into two, also functioning as an oversized tablet.

Microsoft said its laptop has twice the power of the MacBook Pro. In its product launch event in New York, the company said it welcomed comparisons to the Apple laptop.

Kai Ryssdal

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he personally worked the phones to build support in the closing negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

“At the very end you always have a few things that you’ve just got to get over the hump,” Obama said. “So yes, I made calls to prime ministers, I made calls to presidents, I made calls to U.S. businesses, I made calls to a lot of stakeholders, environmental groups, to explain to them why it is so important for us to make sure that we’ve got a high-standard set of rules governing trade and commerce in this region.”

Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal: Mr. President, good to talk to you again, sir.

President Barack Obama: Great to talk to you, Kai.

Ryssdal: On the theory that the TPP is a legacy thing for you, right, along with the Affordable Care Act and the stimulus program from what seems like a really long time ago now, how involved were you with this thing at the very end? Were you making phone calls? Were you working other leaders?