Economics & Economy

Mar-a-Lago has cyber security weaknesses

May 22, 2017
Kai Ryssdal

Though he spent this weekend in the Middle East, President Trump often weekends at the Mar-a-Lago Golf Club or other properties managed by the Trump Organization. He's hosted important dignitaries there, such as Chinese President Xi JinPing, British politician Nigel Farage and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Does a new CEO really mean a new start for Ford?

May 22, 2017
Kai Ryssdal, Robert Garrova and Daisy Palacios

Today in corporate shakeups, Ford CEO Mark Fields has been replaced by Jim Hackett, who most recently lead Ford's autonomous car division. The official word from Ford is that Hackett's promotion is a new direction for the company, which hopes to transform itself. Under Field's tenure, Ford stock prices fell, but was it enough to warrant Field's removal? To fill in the blanks and get an idea of where Ford might be headed, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Ford's executive chairman, Bill Ford. Below is an edited transcript of Kai's interview with Ford.

Timber tariff cuts different ways in Canada, U.S.

May 22, 2017
Nate Hegyi

Workers from the WynnWood sawmill in southeastern British Columbia are buying bags of chips and hot dogs at a nearby gas station. Owner Betty Ann Gordon is at the counter, ringing people up.

Like many folks around here, Gordon’s business depends on the mill. And right now there’s some uncertainty. “Nobody knows ... what’s going to happen,” she said.

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

It happens to all of us. In an attempt to eat healthy and save a few dollars, we promise to cook at home rather than ordering in, or eating out. We plan to  pack lunches for work the next day. We even imagine a day where we'll brew a cup of coffee at home instead of buying a $4 latte.

Let's be honest. How often does any of this happen?