11/17/2017: Don't break the bank this Thanksgiving, plus old favorites
November 17, 2017
This week we're taking a new look at some favorite stories we've covered this year — and what's happened since. We're taking a look at whether states are constitutionally obligated to teach kids how to read, the consequences of ID theft, and how digital apps like Instagram are changing the physical world. Plus, veggie delights for Thanksgiving and the growth of vegan food chains.
11/10/17: The psychology of debt, taxes and food at work
November 10, 2017
How does owing money change the way we act and feel? On this episode we look at the connection between debt and mental health, how sexual harassment claims are changing the way investors choose stocks, and the five things you should ask any financial planner. Plus, we dive into the dos and don'ts of food at work. Food seems like such a small thing, so why does it cause so much workplace drama? Those stories and more on Marketplace Weekend.
11/03/2017: First sexual harassment, then financial stress
November 3, 2017
On this episode, we look at the financial effect of workplace sexual harassment, dig into the details of the GOP's new tax plan and examine the economics of boycotts. Plus, we join fans on the hunt for Hamilton tickets with a scavenger hunt in Los Angeles. And, Imagine Dragons takes the Marketplace Quiz.
10/27/2017: Fashion delivery, mature YouTube, 401(k)s
October 27, 2017
On this episode, we discuss the Affordable Care Act, get the lowdown on 401(k) plans and go inside the world of mature beauty tutorials on YouTube. Plus, stories on fashion subscription services and the unregulated business of donating a body to science. Weezer takes the Marketplace Quiz.
10/20/2017: Money, mouths and method acting
October 20, 2017
Do you put your money where your mouth is? That's the question we're digging into this week. As businesses embrace activism and causes, does it actually help? Or is promoting a cause just a way for a company to boost its reputation? Plus, a look at the money around actual mouths — and how Netflix could partially be to blame for the decline of suburban restaurant chains like TGI Fridays and Applebee's. Also, we speak with a former Social Security Administration commissioner about the Americans stuck on waiting lists for hearings to receive disability benefits. And, how a theater in El Salvador could be a secret solution to help victims of abuse rebuild their personal and financial lives.
10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks
October 13, 2017
We're talking about the cost of cold and flu season this week, then digging into the president's health care plans and looking into a hacking attack on a Montana school district. Later, the business of dog walking and what it's like to run a sports bar during baseball playoffs.
10/06/2017: Kids, carnivals and research funding
October 6, 2017
Congress has yet to strike a deal on the Children's Health Insurance Program. We hear what this means for kids in need of medical care. Plus: It's been over 20 years since the federal government fully funded gun violence prevention research. We talk about the impact of this. And how one man is trying to keep the U.S. carnival industry afloat using a controversial migrant worker visa.
09/29/2017: Puerto Rico, tax reform and The Killers
September 29, 2017
In Puerto Rico, farmers are starting over from seeds, growing back $780 million in crops lost to Hurricane Maria. We speak to a reporter on the ground on the island and to a restaurant owner whose business is literally underwater. Plus, we talk reverse mortgages, tax reform, infrastructure and retirement planning. Later, The Killers take the Marketplace Quiz.
09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane
September 22, 2017
This week, we're talking tax reform with former Sen. Bill Bradley, we'll answer your job-related questions with Ask A Manager’s Alison Green and head out with a makeup artist to check out Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty product line. Plus, rapper Gucci Mane takes the Marketplace Quiz. As always, we want to hear your stories and opinions. We’re at firstname.lastname@example.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us, @MarketplaceWKND.
09/15/17: Outer space, identity theft and lots of bubbles
September 15, 2017
In the wake of NASA's most recent mission to Saturn, we're heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of things, like people, equipment, maintenance and time. What’s the breakdown? And what’s the value of the images and info gathered in space? Can we measure it? And, we take a look at why our Social Security numbers are tied to everything and what happens when those nine digits fall into the wrong hands. Plus, when it comes to disasters, should we invest in disaster preparedness or disaster relief? Oh, and we have a special appearance by a fizzy beverage that's making a comeback.