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.
02/02/18: Immigration, ideas and ice cream
February 2, 2018
This week, we take on three of the most important I's in life: immigration, ideas and, of course, ice cream. We dive into an online program businesses use to check someone's immigration status and look at its successes and pitfalls. Plus, ever wondered what it takes to patent an idea? We try to do just that with a dog translator. Also, we speak with a Ben & Jerry's "flavor guru" about working as an ice cream taste tester (dreams can come true). And a farewell to Janet Yellen, with a look at her legacy and the path she paved for female economists.
01/26/2018: Immigration, education and the Divided Decade
January 26, 2018
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, proposed immigration policy, a discussion about funding schools based on poverty rates and a visit to Montecito after fires and mudslides. Plus, new stories from Marketplace's new Divided Decade coverage and five things you need to know about the Super Bowl. Imagine Dragons takes the Marketplace Quiz.
01/19/2018: One year of President Trump
January 19, 2018
On the verge of a government shutdown, we ask: What happens to federal contractors in the event of a government shutdown? And how would bond markets react? Also on the show this week, three mayors from very different cities reflect on what's changed during the first year of the Trump presidency. Plus, a conversation about regulations, a look at smart flu tracking and an examination of dual-enrollment education.