04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire
April 13, 2018
What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire.
04/06/18: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers
April 6, 2018
As teacher protests and walkouts continue around the country, we take a look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and at the decrease in school funding that's behind it all. Plus, how China's tariffs on U.S. exports will affect California's wine country. Also on the show, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and the tech workers who are saving so efficiently they're planning to retire in their early thirties.
03/30/2018: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover
March 29, 2018
Ever wondered why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah? Or how a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media? We've got you covered. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China. And Alison Green returns for an "ask me anything" edition of Ask a Manager.
03/23/2018: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy
March 23, 2018
How's the internet policed? Who decides what can and can't happen with our data? In light of recent revelations about companies using Facebook data, we look into what it means for businesses who want to leave Facebook and at the regulations around our online data. Plus, why more schools want school shooting insurance and how to be a lighting designer. Also, a sit-down with three women working different jobs in the gig economy.
03/16/2018: What a difference 10 years make
March 16, 2018
High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker all feature in the show this week. Plus, a look at the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a conversation about the only company making kegs from American steel.
03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation
March 9, 2018
President Donald Trump signed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, and we're talking about what they mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business? Also in the show, a look at single-use plastic, the five things you need to know about daylight saving time and an explainer on how to be a European tour guide.
03/02/2018: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings
March 2, 2018
Success on the screen means plenty of money to be made off the screen as well. But what happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? That story, plus how business owners with DACA status face an uncertain future, the money behind an evangelical Christian network and why falling unemployment means employers are stepping up their game to recruit works. And a look at Betsy Devos' holdings and where conflicts of interest do — and don't — come into play.
02/23/18: Zambonis, government ethics and taxes
February 23, 2018
There's a high-pressure job on the rinks at the Olympics. And no, it's not competing for medals — it's driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between events. That story, plus the health care costs of gun violence, how business interests are changing Puerto Rico's future and why it's so hard for people to pay off student loans. Also, our next deep dive into President Donald Trump's cabinet members, their financial holdings and ethics. And the five things you need to know about planning ahead on your taxes.
02/16/2018: Money, ethics and emojis
February 16, 2018
This week: A story about the financial holdings of the Trump administration, our national ethics laws and whether these things matter. Plus, what the gender wage gap sounds like, a chat with the designer of Michelle Obama’s portrait dress and a story about how advertisers track every emoji we use. Also, why we should all care about the country’s debt.
02/09/2018: Work spouses, streaming music and chocolate
February 8, 2018
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O’Leary speaks with Jill Schlesinger, Michael Batnick and Julia Coronado in a special roundtable on the stock market. Plus, what it means to have a work spouse, a story about the economics of streaming music and a look at how chocolate is made, from bean to bar. And Alison Green returns for Weekend's Ask A Manager segment to discuss what to do when a colleague is on your last nerve.