August 11, 2017
The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.
August 4, 2017
We've covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we're revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.
July 28, 2017
We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking.
July 21, 2017
Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation.
July 14, 2017
We take a deeper look at the true meaning behind the unemployment rate. Who's really unemployed, and how should we talk about it? Plus, what's it like to work remotely while on a trip around the world, a conversation about the social rules that govern the office and a look at how biometrics could change the way we check in at the airport.
July 7, 2017
Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt.
June 30, 2017
Our country's birthday is coming up, so we're checking on the vital signs of the body politic. First, our progress on health care, or lack thereof, with a look at Medicaid expansion in Ohio. We also visit the tiny "invisible" hospitals and long-term facilities people go to for care. Plus: what the minimum wage is all about, and what it's like to try to live off it around the country. Finally, we spend some time talking hot dogs (sandwich or no?) and real dogs (how do you keep them from freaking out when the fireworks go off?).
June 22, 2017
Happy first weekend of summer! We're tackling all things energy this week, including coal, solar power and oil prices. Then, the latest on health care and unique take on Brexit. Plus it's LGBTQ Pride Month, so we're revisiting our segment about coming out at work. As always, we want to know what you think. Send us your stories, advice and questions at email@example.com, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us. We’re @MarketplaceWKND.
June 16, 2017
Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School's out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game.
June 9, 2017
We're diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.