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Award-winning Marketplace is public radio’s daily magazine on business and economics news “for the rest of us.” The 30-minute program—with an irreverent reporting style all its own—airs weekday evenings on nearly 500 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television. In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Weekend and Marketplace Tech, this package of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street.

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  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00pm
    If what's past is prologue, we're in for a change of mood at the White House. French President Emmanuel Macron's on his way out of town, after what you can only call a very warm reception from President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows up on Friday. The two European leaders are pushing the same agenda, but they're going to be greeted much differently. Then: CFPB head Mick Mulvaney said last night he wants to take the agency's database of consumer complaints offline, out of public view. We'll explain what's going on. Plus: A visit to Guangzhou, the south China home of the world's biggest trade show, Canton Fair. 
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00pm
    Quick: Are rising interest rates good or bad? What about oil prices? Home prices? It's kind of a trick question. Those are all signs of an economy that's growing quite nicely — when wages are going up. That's where we're starting today. Then: If you're talking about wages, it's worth mentioning that some of the biggest companies in this country are sitting on mountains of cash: $102 billion at Google's parent company, more than double that at Apple. So what are companies doing with all that money? We'll explain. Plus: Back in the '60s, traffic in Los Angeles was so light you could get across town in 20 minutes. We know firsthand that's impossible now. So what happened? And what's that say about the economy?
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00pm
    We begin today with a number, a relatively simple number that brings with it meaning for everybody in this economy who has debt: 3 percent. That's the interest rate that the government's 10-year Treasury note is getting really close to, for the first time since January 2014. In isolation, it's not a huge deal, but in the context of the low-rate environment, it's really something. We'll start today by explaining all the hype. Then: What you need to know about French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Washington, and a follow-up to that hefty fine the government hit Wells Fargo with last week. Plus: Horror movies are back from the dead, making big money on small budgets.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00pm
    Wells Fargo will pay the federal government a billion dollars to settle charges of misconduct in its car and home loans. That's a lot, but only a small percentage of the banks' recent profits. It's also the biggest bank fine imposed by the Trump administration and the first by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the direction of Mick Mulvaney. He's no fan of the agency he's now in charge of, and he's still Trump's budget guy, so we had him on today to talk about all of it. Then: We'll talk over the interview with our friends on the Weekly Wrap and take a look at where all that money's going. Plus: unpacking Trump's tweets about OPEC.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00pm
    Sometimes you've got a plan for reporting out a story, then circumstances change your mind. That's what happened to Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary, who's in Puerto Rico this week. She was in the middle of reporting an update on how the island is recovering after last year's hurricanes, then the lights went out ... everywhere. We got Lizzie on the phone today to talk about how things are going. But first, the latest on the AT&T-Time Warner trial — and reminder of what's at stake. Plus: the business of a royal wedding.