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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. 

03/19/2018: AT&T vs. the government

2 hours ago

(U.S. Edition) AT&T's bid to buy Time Warner in an $85 billion deal is heading to court today. We'll look at why AT&T wants to make this move — and what some of the consequences could be if this deal goes through. Afterwards, we'll preview part of our interview with Timothy Geithner, former president of the New York Fed, about whether the government was right to rescue big banks back during the financial crisis.

In the age of social media, we should add a coda to the saying that knowledge is power: Data is a weapon.

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … China today named a new central bank governor, but it’s another appointment that’s garnering attention. Liu He, who has been tapped as vice premier, believes his country’s economic growth model, which relies heavily on debt, is posing a fundamental issue of security. We’ll tell you what it means for China’s future economic policies. Then, Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead his country for another six years, but what will the nation’s continued saber rattling mean for U.S. sanctions and economic stability?

The three men who helped shepherd the U.S. through the 2008 Great Recession are worried that the country and Congress have not learned the right lessons from the last financial crisis — and may not have the tools to weather the next one.

Violent video games have come under scrutiny... again

3 hours ago

There’s more scrutiny around violence and video games at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. After the mass shooting at Parkland High School in Florida last month President Trump met with members of the gaming industry at the White House and suggested that violence in video games could lead to real-world violence. However, research has not found a link between the two.