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. 

Hate groups sidestep Big Tech

Sep 18, 2017

In the weeks since the violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, many hate groups have found themselves no longer welcome on some major tech platforms. Facebook, Google and Cloudflare have all refused to offer basic hosting or social media services to them. So have some crowdfunding and payments transfer platforms, including Paypal.

Other platforms, however, are filling in the gap.

How the Equifax hack could have been avoided

Sep 18, 2017

There are a whole bunch of questions to ask about the Equifax hack, as we've been pointing out the past week or so. An important one, which comes with the news that the company's chief security officer and chief information officer are out, is this: What did Equifax know and when did it know it? 

(Markets Edition) We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the stock market is not the economy. The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on Friday, and it's up this morning, along with the Dow and Nasdaq. But economist Julia Coronado, founder of Macropolicy Perspectives, joined us to discuss how these trends don't mean the economy is equally booming. Afterwards, we'll look at the Senate's scheduled vote on a bill that lays out America's spending priorities. One of them: countering threats from North Korea.

Using stories to teach economics

Sep 18, 2017

If you studied economics, was the material you worked with ancient — almost as if it were printed on papyrus?

The teaching methods for economics can be outdated. Well, now an international consortium of experts has come up with a fresh way to teach the subject, and you don't even have to go to college to explore it. CORE, or the Curriculum in Open-access Resources in Economics, is an interactive ebook that illustrates economic concepts with real-life examples.

While the ultimate fate of DACA recipients remains unclear, thousands of young people are now rushing to renew their applications before the deadline in early October. However, the cost is $495, which may be reach for many people working low-wage jobs. One answer: crowdfunding.

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