Economics & Economy

Reddit announces plan to curb "toxic users"

Dec 1, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

A story about the internet, abuse on the internet and one company doing something about it. Reddit is a site where users post links about what they're reading or watching or thinking online and, importantly, comments responding to those links. 

So what actually happened with Reddit and its CEO?

Marketplace for Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

On today's show: Despite the deal struck by Carrier and President-elect Trump, more Carrier jobs are leaving Indiana than are staying. We look at the larger corporate strategy of jobs leaving the country and automation.  Also: Another installment in our series How the Deck is Stacked, in partnership with Frontline and PBS. Finally: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman apologized yesterday for secretly editing comments in a community thread for supporters of President-elect Trump and vowed to take a tougher stance on some of the site's "toxic users."

How Italy's new referendum could change the country

Dec 1, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about what we're expecting from tomorrow's jobs report; a new Italian referendum that'll reform the country's constitution; and how Amazon moves data into the cloud. 

Politics mailbag: Ethics, market reactions and the Fed

Dec 1, 2016
Kai Ryssdal and Andrea Seabrook

Kai Ryssdal and Andrea Seabrook answer your questions on conflicts of interest, stock market reactions and what to expect from the Federal Reserve over the next four years. Got questions about the election aftermath, Trump's first 100 days or the future of the American economy? Tweet them to @Marketplace@kairyssdal or @RadioBabe.

Trump's Carrier deal “is not policy," experts say

Dec 1, 2016
Lane Wallace

Donald Trump will be in Indianapolis on Thursday to tout a deal struck with Carrier. The appliance manufacturer has agreed to keep some 1,000 jobs in the U.S. after discussions with Trump’s team. The president-elect had skewered Carrier on the campaign trail for its plans to move 2,000 jobs to Mexico. But, the details of the deal are still unclear, and union leaders are unsure what the terms will be, including which jobs will stay and which will go away.