Economics & Economy


On today's show, we'll talk about the tough time that shipping businesses are currently experiencing. Plus, we'll also look at the newly unveiled health care plan from Republicans. 

Celebrities and sports stars weigh in on Brexit

Jun 21, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

More input on possibly the most seismic decision in the global economy in a generation, perhaps.

Elizabeth Hurley, actress and model:

Men are still trickling out of the labor force

Jun 21, 2016
Lane Wallace

Working-age men continue to trickle out of the workforce and not come back, an issue reinforce in a White House report out this week that also proposes policy solutions.

The people labor economists refer to as prime working-age men, age 25-54, aren’t participating in the labor force the way they used to. Somewhere between 11 and 12 percent of them are not looking for jobs, and not even counted in unemployment rates.

Marketplace for Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

New data shows a decline in labor force participation by men in America; how the London business community is preparing for the possible British exit from the European Union; and the latest installment of Corner Office with EA CEO Andrew Wilson 

Kai Ryssdal

For a lot of people, summertime means being outdoors, playing sports, joining leagues and playing competitively. But for a lot of women, the options are scarce. Softball, especially fast-pitch softball, is considered mostly a women's game in the 21st century – but that wasn’t always the case.

Softball became hugely popular in the 1940s and 1950s, when professional company-sponsored women's teams toured the country and played competitively.