Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
Marketplace is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. Airing each weekday evening on your local public radio station or on-demand anytime, Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life. Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Weekend, and Marketplace Tech. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace
10 million percent inflation
That's where the situation is heading in Venezuela. We'll tell you what you need to know as PresidentNicolás Madurois called to resign. Then, more from our series on President Trump's signature economic moments. Plus, why the government shutdown is hitting harder than what GDP lets on.
In the past two years, President Trump has changed the way we talk about business and economic life in this country. He views the economy through a transactional lens: there are always deals to be made or renegotiated.He's the CEO of America, Inc., relying largely on his instincts and owning successes and stock market records.We’ve identified 10 moments that illuminate how the president thinks and what's changed, and we'll roll them out all week. Also on today's show: businesses with discounts for federal workers, how China's mobile payments business passed its GDP, and pass-throughs explained.
Day 1 at Davos
Things weren't looking exactly glass half-full today at the World Economic Forum, the annual meeting of economists, bankers and world leaders. During a news conference, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the global economy was growing “more slowly than expected.” We break down what that means in a larger context. Today also marks the 31st day of the partial government shutdown and no end appears to be in sight. Some furloughed workers, in trying to keep up with finances, are becoming the targets of scams. Then, we talk tech and whether or not 5G is here, or if it's all just marketing. Also: what exactly it takes to be a park ranger.
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