Economics & Economy

Billions in aid for low-income seniors go unclaimed

8 hours ago
Ashley Milne-Tyte

The number of seniors living in poverty has increased during the last few years. Today more than 4.5 million people live on less than $12,000 a year. Meanwhile, a lot of benefits seniors could tap to help pay for health care and housing aren’t being used.  

Full interview: Pinterest execs on fish pins, global use

8 hours ago
Bruce Johnson and Levi Sharpe

Pinterest is breaking the stereotype of only being a platform for Midwestern housewives. 

Last week the photo-sharing site, valued at $11 billion, announced that more than half of its 100 million active users are located outside of the U.S. 

“One of the reasons it's so important for us to grow Pinterest all over the world is that catalog of ideas we're building is only as good as the diversity of ideas inside of it,” said Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest. “We want that service to work for everyone.”

Brexit debate rekindles old rivalry

8 hours ago
Sam Beard

Londoners are going to the polls on Thursday to choose a new mayor. But what happens next to the old one — Boris Johnson — may be more interesting than the result of the city election. Blonde, tousled and bumbling Boris – as he is universally known – is one of the most colorful figures in British politics and his profile is about to rise even further.


On today's show, we'll talk about the IRS's plans to hire hundreds of employees; billions in unclaimed benefits for low-income seniors; and the old rivalry between London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 5, 2016

8 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about NewFronts, a series of events where digital media players vie for ad money. Plus, we also interview Pinterest's CEO and chief creative officer about the photo-sharing site's global expansion.