Economics & Economy

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Apple's quarterly sales drop;  a powerful coalition that's lobbying for autonomous vehicles; and a drone program that delivers health care supplies.

Why your online memories are massive energy guzzlers

Apr 26, 2016

If Memory Lane were a real place, it might be a long aisle in a dimly-lit data center. At least for those of us who keep photos online.

“When Facebook came out years ago, you loaded pictures and put them in an album that today you still want to be able to access," Ali Greenwood, with Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate firm in Dallas, said. "Do you ever look at them? Very rarely, right! But you would be devastated if you couldn’t click on it and pull up a photo album of your wedding from seven years ago.”

There's a reason trade is a divisive election issue

Apr 26, 2016
Tracey Samuelson

International trade – how we do it, who we do it with, and what impact it has on the American worker – has become a significant issue on the presidential campaign trail. Opposing the trade status quo and new pending trade agreements are central tenets in the campaigns of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The support they’ve found for those positions and the discontent they’ve tapped into has put pressure on other campaigns to follow their lead.

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.

Andy Uhler

Puerto Rico has racked up some pretty serious debt. At last check, it's more than $70 billion. The territory says it can't make payments on it. And lots of people are talking about what to do about it. Congress is considering a debt relief bill. The "Hamilton" creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, even put together a performance about it on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Sunday.