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. 

Forecast is sunny for business

18 hours ago

The National Association for Business Economics quarterly survey of corporate economists finds U.S. businesses are very upbeat about growth for the rest of this year. But those strong hiring plans and expectations of rising sales and profits are set against the realities of a rapidly tightening labor market. It’s just increasingly difficult for businesses to attract and retain the workers they need.

Meanwhile, recent tax legislation backed by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans appears to be having little impact on corporate decision-making.

04/23/2018: The history of the song "Louie Louie"

19 hours ago

(U.S. Edition) In the coming days, the Supreme Court will feature arguments in some interesting cases. Today, we'll look at Lucia vs. the Securities and Exchange Commission, which focuses on whether judges within the SEC should be political appointees. Afterwards, we'll discuss what net neutrality advocates are still doing to challenge the Federal Communication Commission's repeal of the law. Plus: A conversation with reporter David Weinberg about the backstory of the famous song "Louie Louie."

04/23/2018: Where national divides run deepest

20 hours ago

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Politics, income differences and immigration are some of the biggest factors dividing societies around the world, according to a new study commissioned by the BBC.  We’ll explain where the tension is strongest, and why people think their countries are more divided now than 10 years ago. Then, Fashion Revolution Week is raising awareness about transparency in the fashion supply chain as it marks five years since a factory collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 1,000 people.

If a wave of automation is coming, which countries are best prepared?

20 hours ago

Robots are coming for all our jobs, right? It can be hard not to feel that way given the pace of automation. But if it really is inevitable, are we doing anything to prepare for it? Enter the Automation Readiness Index; a research project put together by The Economist and funded by Swiss robotics giant ABB.

Robots are coming for all our jobs, right? It can be hard not to feel that way given the pace of automation. But if it really is inevitable, are we doing anything to prepare for it? Enter the Automation Readiness Index, a research project put together by The Economist and funded by Swiss robotics giant ABB. It’s a global list ranking the nations most prepared to smoothly integrate “intelligent automation into their economies.” Marketplace Tech Host Molly Wood spoke with Guido Jouret, ABB’s chief digital officer, about which countries came out on top and how the United States is faring. 

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