Economics & Economy

Sally Herships

Electric car company Tesla is gearing up to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday.


On today's show, we'll talk about the flow of campaign money amid Cruz's exit from the presidential race; visa-free travel for Turks; and the high cost of hepatitis C drugs.

April not a blockbuster month for hiring in the U.S.

May 4, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about April employment numbers; Tesla's future; and fundraising as a way to pay for the high costs of drug rehab. 

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Tesla's place in the automotive world; look at the brief WhatsApp ban in Brazil; and interview the CEO of Vimeo about the company's evolution.

Google might make minivans cool

May 3, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

I might finally get some cool dad points. Despite much ridicule, I've made no secret of the fact that my usual mode of transportation is a minivan.

Practical, if not the hippest thing you've ever seen. Four kids will do that to you.

But now, this.

Google announced today it's gonna build self-driving minivans, 100 of them.

It'll partner with Chrysler to do it. Happy to be a test subject, just sayin'.