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. 

How many burgers has McDonald's actually sold?

May 26, 2017
Jana Kasperkevic

This is just one of the stories from our "I've Always Wondered" series, where we tackle all of your questions about the world of business, no matter how big or small. Ever wondered if recycling is worth it? Or how store brands stack up against name brands?  What do you wonder?

Lifting Argentine lemon ban will cost U.S. growers

May 26, 2017
Adrienne Hill

The U.S. had banned the import of fresh lemons from Argentina for 16 years, citing risk of citrus diseases.

Back in April, President Trump met with the president of Argentina.

“I'll tell him about North Korea, and he'll tell me about lemons,” Trump said. Days later, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would lift the ban starting today.

05/26/2017: The South is growing quickly

May 26, 2017

The Census Bureau has released a list of the fastest-growing large cities, and many are concentrated in the South. We'll take a look at which places are getting a bit more crowded and what makes them so appealing. Afterwards, we'll talk about what President Trump's budget cuts could mean for the future food stamps, and then examine how the oil industry is incorporating high-tech in many of its roles.

The White House budget proposal would cut SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as food stamps, by $193 billion over 10 years. Right now a family of six gets about $900 a month in food aid. Under Trump’s proposal, that would be the cap, even for households with more people. Many families that receive SNAP and have more than six people are extremely poor — and have multiple young children.  

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Travis Bubenik

Jack Gregg with tech company Honeywell shows me around a sort of new car showroom for companies shopping for “smart” oilfield gear. The energy industry is increasingly investing in ways to make oil production easier and cheaper. Companies are using cloud technologies and mobile devices. The time-consuming work of driving out to a field to check on equipment can now be done from afar.

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