In-depth focus 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.
June 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:00pmAiring on Thursday, July 30, 2015: The unregulated industry of occupational licensing and tech's survival of the biggest.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:00pmAiring on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Amazon plans a drone highway, a trade report from the tropics and Tom Cruise hangs off a plane.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 4:00pmAiring on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: A key measure of consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data. Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they? Marketplace explores. Plus, Volkswagen reached its goal: for the first half of 2015, it was the biggest car-maker in the world. What’s the value of being no.1 and how did Volkswagen get there? Marketplace explores.
Monday, July 27, 2015 4:00pmAiring on Monday, July 27, 2015: The fantasy sports website DraftKings has raised $300 million in new funding. Investing in these virtual leagues is becoming a way for TV sports networks to cash in on live programming and expand their footprint. Plus, the tech startup boom has come to cities like Venice and Santa Monica in what's come to be called Silicon Beach. We look at what the Southern California tech world has to offer.
Friday, July 24, 2015 4:00pmAiring on Friday, July 24, 2015: Amazon reported earnings yesterday, and its stock price soared. Today it has a market value very similar to that of Wal-Mart. Yet Amazon’s quarterly profit was only a fraction of Wal-Mart's. How can that be? Marketplace explores. Plus, lots of people on the parched West Coast are hoping that predictions of a strong El Niño this winter will prove correct, because a season of hard rain is needed. Others remember El Niño as just that — a season of hard rain — and are concerned about a winter of floods and mudslides.