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Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program—with an irreverent reporting style all its own—airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television. In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money, this trio of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street.

VCRs are about to be officially out of production

Jul 22, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

This will make some portion of you say, "Wait, what are you talking about?" and some other portion of you feel really, really old.

Reports in the Japanese Nikkei Asian Review say that later this month the very last VCR ever is going roll off the assembly line at the last company making them: Funai Electric.

Parts are too hard to find, apparently.

In other news, Funai Electric sold 750,000 VCRs last year.

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Kai Ryssdal

Joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news are Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg. This week, they discuss Donald Trump's RNC speech and his economic plan.

Click the audio player above to listen to their conversation

Life among the upper, upper class in Brazil

Jul 22, 2016

In just two weeks, the 2016 Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, but it's anyone's guess whether Brazil is ready.

Marketplace for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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We unpack the last five days of economic news with Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg for the Weekly Wrap; more voices from the RNC; and continuing our coverage of race and income inequality with our series "How the Deck Is Stacked."

Musician Xenia Rubinos takes the Marketplace Quiz

Jul 22, 2016
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Raghu Manavalan

Think back to your first job. Maybe you learned a lesson that stuck with you or maybe you used the money you earned from it to make an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back.

The middle-class American vacation: a history

Jul 22, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

There is a sprawling colony of tiny cabins, family bungalows, dining and lecture halls, and recreation facilities on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, that shows just how accessible and affordable regular vacations were for some middle-income Americans in the past.

Today, the 26-acre Colorado Chautauqua center, at the edge of public parkland near the popular Flatirons hiking area, operates as a nonprofit lodging and events facility (it is also a national historical site).

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Washington, D.C., reporters Kimberly Adams and Nancy Marshall-Genzer join Lizzie to go long and short on topics related to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Marketplace D.C. Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from Cleveland about political outsiders there. Later, listeners weigh in on compromises they've made in their financial lives, and CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some advice about how to make everyone happy in a financial negotiation.

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

In our latest Marketplace Edison Research Poll we found that a lot of you aren't taking vacations regularly.

That's why for this week's conversation, we're talking about vacation and work-life balance.

How do you balance your work and personal time?

Are you decisions based on money? Family? Guilt?

Overcoming racial and economic struggle in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Jul 22, 2016
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Marketplace

The 2016 Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates of the Democratic Party will officially announce the nominee for president and vice president of the United States in the election.

On today's show, we'll talk about Donald Trump's assessment of the economy; the intersectional challenges that Latino victims of the Pulse shooting are facing; the reasons why some studios are reluctant to show footage of their upcoming films at Comic-Con; and a rankings shift in Bloomberg's list of the world's billionaires.

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Lane Wallace

The Orlando Pulse massacre in June shocked the country, and it quickly became clear that the shooting had taken place in a gay nightclub. But it was also Latin night at Pulse, and the shooting took place on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day festival. The 49 victims were largely Latino and gay, many of them Puerto Rican.

Latino and Latina LGBTQ people and their families already face challenges others may not, from language barriers to fear of deportation. That divide became more apparent in the effort to get support to victims and their families.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother, along with similar cases happening in the country. Plus, we'll play this week's Silicon Tally with Erika Bergman, the co-founder of Global Engineering and Exploration Counselors. 

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the economic themes of Donald Trump's keynote at the RNC on Thursday night; Roger Ailes' exit from Fox; and the film industry's new, subtle anti-piracy strategy.

Rupert Murdoch will step in as Fox News CEO

Jul 21, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

Quick and to the point, 'cause there's not much else to say.

After a week of speculation and in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit and investigation, Roger Ailes is out as the CEO of Fox News.

Rupert Murdoch, the guy who owns the place anyway, is gonna take over.

No public mention of a much discussed multi-million dollar payment to go quietly.

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Sam Beard

A year ago, 39-year-old Effie Panoutsakapoulou was stressed out at the bank where she works in Athens. The government had slapped on capital controls and hysterical customers clamored every day to get their money out of their accounts.

This summer, with the third bailout under way, the air of crisis has abated but – for Effie – an undercurrent of anxiety remains. 

“We don’t have a lot of work at the bank. We’re not working,” she said. 

Marketplace for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
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Kai talks to New York Time's Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about his latest interview with Donald Trump; former civil rights activists Peter and Marian Edelman talk about their time with Robert Kennedy during his poverty tour of Mississippi in 1967 and how they've seen issues of race and poverty change in the U.S. since then; and how Amazon is teaming up with Wells Fargo to lend student loans. 

The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality

Jul 21, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres

In 1967, Senator Robert Kennedy took a tour of the Mississippi Delta to assess how President Lyndon Johnson's then-three-year-old War on Poverty was working.

Amazon adds student loans to its offerings

Jul 21, 2016
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Amy Scott

Amazon is getting into the student loan business, in a way. The seller of not quite everything – yet – announced a partnership with Wells Fargo Thursday to offer discounts on student loans to members of its Prime Student program.

Members of Prime Student pay $49 a year for free two-day shipping, unlimited video streaming and photo storage and other perks. Now they will qualify for a half-percent interest rate discount on all Wells Fargo private student loans.

Facebook is aiming higher to try and connect the world

Jul 21, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood

Facebook announced that it has completed its first-ever test flight of Aquila, an autonomous, solar-powered aircraft that it hopes will eventually beam internet access to developing countries that can't get it by more traditional means. We brought on senior tech correspondent Molly Wood to make us smart about it.

The prototype:

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Kai Ryssdal

Today, Donald Trump will accept the RNC's nomination as their candidate for the presidency.

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Ashley Milne-Tyte

Today a group of big names in the corporate and finance worlds came together to make an announcement. The group includes Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase and Mary Barra, CEO of GM. They got together to sign and release what they're calling a set of commonsense principles around corporate governance. 

Elon Musk's vision of Tesla as a public transit company

Jul 21, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about why Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who co-founded PayPal, wants to support Donald Trump; the debut of Disney's first Latina princess; and Elon Musk's desire to have Tesla venture into public transit.  

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Lane Wallace

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel will be appearing alongside Donald Trump on Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention. The PayPal co-founder, also an early investor in Facebook, has made headlines lately for his role in shadow funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.

Outside the hall and across the country

Jul 21, 2016
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Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Andrea Seabrook, Katie Long and Gina Delvac

On day three of the RNC, we take you outside the convention to the streets of Cleveland and the cattle ranches of Oregon.

Finally, Disney introduces a Latina princess

Jul 21, 2016
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Adrienne Hill

Elena is a thoroughly modern Disney princess. No time for true love. No obsessing over magical kisses.

She’s a sword-wielding, magical-cat-riding 16-year-old, trying to do right by her kingdom and her family.

She's also Latina.

"While I was immersing myself in the world of Disney princesses," said Craig Gerber, the show's creator and executive producer, "I quickly saw the need, desire and demand for a Latina princess."

In Greece, business people see some improvement

Jul 21, 2016
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Sam Beard

When Marketplace visited the Dioptra publishing house in Athens a year ago, Greece seemed on the brink of economic collapse.

Businesses were grinding to a halt. Dioptra’s boss, Costas Papadopoulos, was unsure whether his company would survive.

One year later, things are a bit better — but only a bit.

“We still don’t know what we’re doing or where we’re going. We feel that here in Greece, it’s a crime to be a businessman,” he said.  

What will the Fed do next?

Jul 21, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

Since the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee met in mid-June, the following things have happened:

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