Marketplace

Weekdays at 6:30PM on WVTF/RADIO IQ

Marketplace with host Kai Ryssdal produced and distributed by American Public Media focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.

The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. 

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March 31, 2017

6:27 PM
Like an Animal
Artist : Cymbals
Album : Like An Animal
Composer : Cymbols
Label : Tough Love Records

President Trump’s latest executive order seeks to open new federal waters for offshore drilling, but the most popular place for oil companies is decidedly land based – the Permian Basin in Texas.

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A look at why first-quarter GDP is often lackluster

Apr 28, 2017

Today’s report of a tepid rise in first-quarter gross domestic product, by 0.7 percent, comes with an asterisk: There appears to be a recurrent pattern of low growth in first-quarter GDP going back years. Some economists argue it goes back decades.

There was a common theme in some of the big tech earnings announcements this week: the cloud. Most of Amazon’s more than $700 million first-quarter profit came not from shipping books and electronics all over the globe, but from its Amazon Web Services business. Amazon was a pioneer in letting companies rent computer processing and data storage on its huge collections of internet-connected servers, but this week, Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google also reported growth in their cloud businesses. 

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Weekly Wrap: What Trump's tax plan tells us

Apr 28, 2017
Kai Ryssdal

Nela Richardson from Redfin and Sudeep Reddy of Politico join us to discuss the week's business and economic news. This week, they talk about President Trump's tax plan. There are still a lot of questions surrounding it, but it aims to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent and would benefit the wealthy and corporations the most. Plus, we revisit Trump's comments on NAFTA.    

Andy Uhler

In the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll we asked people about a wall. The wall. Responses show that 57 percent of Americans think building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico would hurt the U.S. economy.

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