Economics & Economy

Why we're still talking about Glass-Steagall

Jul 19, 2016
Tracey Samuelson

Republicans have called for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act in their party platform approved Monday, a last minute addition that's somewhat surprising, given the GOP is more typically associated with deregulation and the Depression-era banking regulation has been a significant part of Bernie Sanders’ campaign. It’s also in a draft of the Democratic party platform, which will be approved next week.

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016

We continue our election coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio; an interview with the President of Scott Free Productions for the latest installment of Corner Office; and landowners in West Texas have won millions of dollars in a settlement against a U.S. natural pipeline company that took their lands through the practice of eminent domain.

An Olympics without Russia: who stands to gain?

Jul 19, 2016
Andy Uhler

The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are less than three weeks away. And these games have already been full of controversy. Now, the International Olympic Committee is talking about banning the entire Russian team from the games after an investigation revealed a massive doping scandal. 

Women earn 79 cents for every dollar men do, but people on both sides of the issue would likely say that's not the whole story.

Critics may point to the jobs women choose. But a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute complicates that idea, tracing all the different forces pushing women toward lower-paying jobs from a young age through their entire careers.

On today's show, we'll talk about investors who putting their money into automated indices; how golf courses in Arizona make ends meet in the heat; and the rise in Nintendo's worth to more than $42 billion.