Economics & Economy

Treasury Department continues to crack down on inversions

Oct 14, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about findings from our economic anxiety poll, which show that a majority of Americans think the economy is rigged; the Treasury Department's efforts to stop inversions, and how buttons and pins have been used to attack presidential candidates in the past.

Please wear your North Face to brunch

Oct 14, 2016
Molly Wood

In 1966, a small retail store opened in San Francisco. Hells Angels worked the door, and the the Grateful Dead played a set. The company sold hiking and ski gear, and was named after the most difficult side of a mountain to climb — the North Face.

The company scaled the peaks of popularity (see what we did there?) in the 1970s and 1980s but almost went out of business before it was bought by VF Corp. in 2000 — for just $25 million.

Christopher Olin

In elections before the internet, before television and before radio, there was the campaign lapel pin and the button.

Today in New York, there's an auction of a treasure trove of these buttons from the Dr. Alan York collection. York was an optometrist and avid collector of political paraphernalia.  

Dan Kraker

Seventy-year old John Schaubach steadily ground the gears of his mountain bike up a winding trail to the summit of Miner's Mountain in northern Minnesota's Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area — then let out a whoop as he surveyed the commanding view of aqua blue lakes surrounded by steep red hills, studded with lush green trees.

"The miracle of the power of nature to regenerate is probably what people should come out here to see," he said as he caught his breath.

Economic anxiety is on the uptick, says our new poll

Oct 14, 2016
Marketplace staff

Economic anxiety is on the rise in America. 

Results are out from the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, and they reveal a growing sense of financial insecurity among our poll respondents.  

More Americans are increasingly worried about saving for retirement and the ability to pay their mortgage or rent. Thirty percent of Americans are very fearful they will lose their job in the next six months, up from 10 percent a year ago. And 39 percent of Americans say their personal financial situation actually causes them to lose sleep.