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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.

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Kai Ryssdal

Don't listen to Molly Wood. This pumpkin spice thing is getting out of hand.

Trump's trade adviser on globalization and NAFTA

Sep 23, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

The presidential debates start next week, and voters have become more and more interested in each candidate’s plans for their potential terms in the White House.

One of republican nominee Donald Trump’s economic advisers is Daniel DiMicco, he is a retired chairman and CEO of Nucor Corporation and senior trade adviser for the Donald Trump Campaign. DiMicco spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about Trump’s economic policies, NAFTA, and what he plans to do if he takes office. Here are some interview highlights:

On NAFTA:

Alton Brown takes the Marketplace Quiz

Sep 23, 2016
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Raghu Manavalan

No matter who you are, you've probably had a rough day at the office that changed your perspective, or maybe you made an impulse purchase you really, really wish you could take back. This week, Alton Brown, author of "EveryDayCook" and self-described "poly-culinary hypenate," took our money-inspired personality questionnaire. 

Fill in the blank, money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you _______.

Facebook miscalculated video numbers for two years

Sep 23, 2016
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Reema Khrais

In this advertisement from the Tex Mex restaurant Chuy's, the average view for the video was 100 percent. That means everyone who saw the ad supposedly watched it from start to end. 

"I don't think it's mathematically possible," said Kristen Sussman, founder and president of social media agency, Social Distillery. 

But after Facebook apologized Friday for miscalculating an important video metric for two years, the inflated numbers make more sense, Sussman said.

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Donna Tam

Doctor morale continues to be low, which may limit patients' access to care, according to a study released this month.

The study was conducted by The Physicians Foundation, a not-for-profit interested in knowing how the Affordable Care Act affects doctors. The organization surveyed more than 17,000 physicians. The numbers seemed pretty dire for the profession:

What kind of economy will our next president inherit?

Sep 23, 2016
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Marketplace staff

We know from lots of polling that the economy is still a main driver of political decisions. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head to the debate stage on Monday, Americans will be listening for their plans for "achieving prosperity." So, what kind of economy will one of these candidates inherit?

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JaeRan Kim

It’s wait and see for opponents and supporters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a pipeline project designed to move hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil each day from North Dakota's oil fields to refineries in Illinois.

Passwords? There's a technology for those

Sep 23, 2016
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Gigi Douban

In an FAQ posted Thursday following news of a security breach in which 500 million user accounts were compromised, Yahoo covered the basics: what sorts of information hackers stole, what to do next. And then there’s a bunch of information on the measures Yahoo takes to secure passwords.

Cloud computing brings big data centers, but few jobs

Sep 23, 2016
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Lizzie O'Leary and Hayley Hershman

Data centers are opening across the country, often in small, rural areas. They help you binge watch, back up your photos and let you collaborate on work. Quentin Hardy wrote about them in the New York Times.

The anthropology of online communities

Sep 23, 2016
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Eliza Mills

The idea of a social network isn't new to anyone with an internet connection, and by now we're used to interacting with friends and colleagues through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites designed to help people keep in touch. 

But how about the places on the internet where people can interact and connect with strangers? Communities can form online around specific interests, hobbies and goals, without any in person relationship at all, and sometimes without even using a real name.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
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This week, Andrea Seabrook and The Atlantic's Gillian White play the Long and Short game. We also look at pressure cookers, fertilizer and other everyday items that can be used to make weapons, and the ways we can start keeping tabs on them. Listeners call in with the questions they've always wanted to ask about money, plus Lizzie catches up with Flint schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab as kids head back to school. Television cooking personality Alton Brown takes the Marketplace quiz.

Weekly Wrap: Big Banks, Big Pharma

Sep 23, 2016

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Linette Lopez of Business Insider and Felix Salmon of Fusion join for this week's edition of The Weekly Wrap. This week, they talked about Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's poor attempt at defending the EpiPen price hike, the Wells Fargo scam and the rumored sale of Twitter.

Marketplace for Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
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Gigi Douban

On today's show: how Yahoo protected passwords, how Facebook measured video — and the shortfalls of both. Plus, a chat with one of Donald Trump's trade advisers and a wrap of the week's business news.

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Kim Adams

The presidential campaigns will be spending the weekend preparing for Monday’s presidential debate. The candidates are readying their one liners and prepared rebuttals, and their ad teams are developing strategies to capitalize on what’s expected to be a record audience watching on TV, and following online.

On today's show, we'll talk about why unprotected passwords may not have been included in the Yahoo hack; tomorrow's opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C.; and the psychology of gas shortages. 

The economic impact of a major new museum

Sep 23, 2016
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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a somber and celebratory look at the history of African-Americans in this country.  

It’s expected to draw huge crowds. And they’ll be bringing their wallets.

There’s a pretty straightforward way to analyze a museum’s economic impact. Analysts check out what people spend getting to the museum and how much money they drop there.

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Lane Wallace

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is out with a proposal to raise the estate tax for the largest estates. She’d already suggested an expansion of the tax; new details appeared on her website Thursday proposing to up the top rate to 65 percent.

Manufacturing lags overall economy

Sep 23, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

Manufacturing has been a lagging economic sector in the past year. 

The biggest problem for the sector right now, said economist Steve Murphy at Capital Economics, is the strong U.S. dollar. It makes U.S. exports more expensive for overseas companies and consumers, and puts competing suppliers from countries with weaker currencies at an advantage.

Murphy said the strong dollar began taking a toll on U.S. manufacturers in early 2016. And even automobile production can’t be counted on to spark a rebound in manufacturing, he said. 

How a gas shortage got worse with panic buying

Sep 23, 2016
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Emily Siner

If you drove past a gas station in Nashville last weekend, you might have seen bags over the pumps or else a really long line of cars. Not even minor celebrities were spared.

At an Exxon station on Monday — which had gas and no lines — Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern was finally filling up. His car was almost on empty.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about Yahoo's data breach and the possible origins of the hack. We'll also play this week's Silicon Tally with Rhonda Milrad, the CEO and founder of Relationup, a company that lets you text experts for relationship advice.

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's plans for an inheritance tax; how Yahoo's massive data breach will affect Verizon's plans to purchase the company for $5 billion; and why one listener, as part of our "Secretary of the Future" series, thinks we should keep an eye on autonomous cars.  

North Korea has 28 websites

Sep 22, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal

We've been talking today about the big Yahoo hack affecting a half-billion users.

A hack like this would never happen in North Korea — besides the whole "totalitarian state" thing, we learned this week that the country effectively has 28 websites. For perspective, there are 140 million .com and .net sites.

Charlotte's economy is strong but inequality remains

Sep 22, 2016
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Marketplace

Charlotte, N.C. is recovering from a second night of protests over the police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott, an African-American man  on Tuesday. Tear gas was used, businesses were damaged and Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state of emergency.

During Wednesday night’s protests, Aria Tuscan Grill evacuated all 40 of its guests.

“Because our ventilation started pumping the tear gas into the restaurant,” said Andrew Shook,  the restaurant's assistant general manager.

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Lorne Matalon

The Colombian state and the guerrilla movement known as FARC, the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,  are scheduled to sign a peace accord Monday (September 26).   

Yahoo confirms hack of 500 million user accounts

Sep 22, 2016
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Marketplace staff

Yahoo confirmed today that the information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen by a “state-sponsored actor” in late 2014.

How to get to space without NASA

Sep 22, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

There was a time in the not too distant past when space – the getting-there part, at least – was something that only super power nations had the resources to attempt. But in 1996, Peter Diamandis launched the XPRIZE – a monetary prize to be awarded to the first group of private citizens to reach suborbital space.

Non-GMO soybeans are a lot of work

Sep 22, 2016
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Annie Baxter

In the late 90s, many farmers went all in on biotech crops, whose genetics have been tweaked to do things like repel insects or resist herbicides. Today, about 90 percent of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified.

But as crop prices falter, and some Americans express wariness about GMOs, farmers are increasingly interested in non-biotech crops.

Jack Bruns, a farmer in Valley City, North Dakota, is among them. About 10 years ago, he decided to grow some non-biotech soybeans. His motivation was simple: “To make more money!” he said.

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Donna Tam

The Italian government is trying to combat criticism over an infertility campaign that protesters said is ignorant of the country’s economic problems, and racist and sexist to boot.

Italy tried to celebrate its first "Fertility Day," today, but was met with criticism over its flyer, the Associated Press reported. The advertisement had four white adults smiling on a beach to illustrate good habits, with a contrasting group of young people, including one black man, smoking to illustrate bad habits.

Marketplace for Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show: Charlotte's strong but unequal economy, Mark Zuckerberg's 84-year plan to tackle disease and making sense of Yahoo's massive data breach. Plus: How to get to space without NASA's help.

A possible data breach at Yahoo

Sep 22, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a possible Yahoo data breach; why Janet Yellen decided not to raise interest rates at the recent Fed meeting; and how Europe's tourism industry is doing amid fears over terrorism. 

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