Economics & Economy

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

This week, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and Bloomberg's Joe Wiesenthal play the Long and Short game. We also stop by the Public Theater in New York to talk with Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about her new play "Sweat." Marketplace's Sally Herships explains why one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the U.S. is also tangled up in politics, and Marketplace's Scott Tong discusses the future of environmental and energy policy in a Trump administration. Plus, Marketplace...

On today's show, we'll take a look at how the markets are doing post-election; OPEC's agreement to cut production for the first time in eight years; how UPS gets ready to deliver packages over the holidays; and Trump's affiliation with Celebrity Apprentice.

Trump orders fast food exec as Labor Secretary

Dec 9, 2016
Andy Uhler

President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill out his cabinet appointees (though, remember, these candidates have to be approved by the Senate). Yesterday, Trump announced the CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., Andrew Puzder, as his nominee to lead the Labor Department. The appointment would be consistent with recent Trump nominees. Puzder has long been an outspoken proponent of a conservative agenda, including opposing a hike to the minimum wage and an expansion of overtime eligibility....

D Gorenstein

A new report out this morning has some surprises about some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in the country. The Commonwealth Fund survey finds as many as 95 percent of these people have consistent access to care. But many are socially isolated — which means access isn’t enough to improve their conditions. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.