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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. 

Hasbro, the toy and game powerhouse, reports its second quarter earnings today . So far this year, the company has been going strong, beating expectations, which is not the case for its rival, Mattel. We explore why the companies may be trading fortunes. 

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Can harvesting young blood help the aging process?

15 hours ago
David Brancaccio

Are we on the path to achieving immortality? Eh, not quite. But there is a potentially promising new medical procedure that could help alleviate the effects of aging, and it involves harvesting young blood.

This app wants to change how musicians connect

16 hours ago
Bruce Johnson and Kristin Schwab

Once upon a time, people met and fell in love without the help of the internet. Musical relationships were like this, too: Hall and Oates, Simon and Garfunkel, Sonny and Cher.

The developers of a new app, Treble, hope to change the way musicians connect, too. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson spoke with Treble CEO Matt Bond about how it works and how the company plans to make money. Below is an edited transcript from their conversation.

Ben Johnson: What is Treble? A Tinder for musicians?

07/24/2017: Like LinkedIn, but for musicians

16 hours ago

Advanced artificial intelligence requires small, yet very important components: chips. Google happens to be one of the latest tech companies that's starting to get into the AI chip game. And on today's show, we'll chat with Urs Holzle, senior vice president for technical structure at Google, about why the tech giant is starting to invest in this area. Afterwards, we'll look at a new social media service for musicians that may help create the next Sonny and Cher. 

07/24/2017: Using young blood to help the old

16 hours ago

The House of Representatives could vote tomorrow to enact new sanctions on Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election. On today's show, we'll dive into what exactly this new package of sanctions will include. Afterwards, we'll discuss the future of America's relationship with the U.K., and then look at an emerging biomedical industry: the harvesting of young blood to help the old.