12/08/2017: Puppy migration and taxes
December 8, 2017
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a panel of experts talk taxes and answer questions from listeners. Plus, we look into supply and demand ... as it applies to rescue dogs moving out of the South. And NASA's Doug Wheelock discusses what it takes to be an astronaut.
12/01/17: The economics of disaster
December 1, 2017
From hurricanes to wildfires to earthquakes, we've dealt with a lot in 2017. As communities recover, there's a trail of money behind it all. This week, we give you an hourlong special on the economics of disaster. We head to Puerto Rico to examine life on the ground following Hurricane Maria. We look at the debt situation, the realities of life when the lights stay out and what it takes to bring power back. Plus, Puerto Rico's dairy farmers and a surprising boom in renewable energy. Also, recovery in Texas and how Florida is handling an influx of Puerto Ricans fleeing the damage from Hurricane Maria.
11/24/2017: Sales shopping and comic books
November 22, 2017
Get ready for this holiday weekend with five things you need to know about net neutrality, a look at changing trends in holiday sales shopping and a book about comic books. Plus, Zooey Deschanel takes the Marketplace Quiz and we look ahead to our upcoming coverage from Puerto Rico.
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.