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Marketplace with host Kai Ryssdal produced and distributed by American Public Media focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.

The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. 

How Americans feel about free-trade agreements

Mar 16, 2016
Tracey Samuelson

The topics of international trade and free trade agreements have been big issues in the presidential debates and with many voters.  Republican John Kasich, who won Ohio Tuesday night, is the only candidate left standing who supports a pending trade deal that would cover roughly a third of global trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership has faced heavy criticism from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, in particular. 

Taking pictures of the pictures

Mar 16, 2016
Stephanie Hughes

Instagram has beautiful photos.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has beautiful paintings.  To Sree Sreenivasan, it seems only natural that the two should meet.

Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer for the Met.  It’s not the first time he’s held the position for an older institution—he had the same job at Columbia.  But it’s one that Sreenivasan believes won’t be around forever.

Our most immutable material

Mar 16, 2016
Stephanie Hughes

If your credit card is stolen, that’s rough. If your social security number is stolen, that’s beyond rough.  But if your genetic material is stolen? Well, there’s no replacing it. 

“You’re born with this code, you die with this code, so once it gets out there, it’s out there,” said Kate Black, privacy officer and corporate counsel for the genetics company 23andMe.  “And you have to be sure you make smart decisions about that.”

Uncertainty about free trade

Mar 16, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the misery index, an economic indicator that also has the ability to indicate who the next president may be; findings about attitudes toward free-trade agreements from our latest economic anxiety poll; and the London Stock Exchange's merger with Germany's Deutsche Börse.  

What is a free MBA worth in the marketplace?

Mar 16, 2016
Mark Garrison

Coming soon: a tuition-free MBA. It was announced this week from University of the People, which already offers no-tuition bachelor’s degrees. The idea of its new degree is to extend advancement opportunities to people who can’t afford graduate business education. The question is whether an MBA from an untested new program will be worth their time, as many employers may be skeptical of a new degree from an online program.