Marketplace

Mondays-Fridays, 6:30-7 p.m. on KUAR
  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal

In-depth reporting that's transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.

(Markets Edition) Investment money has been flowing out of several developing countries, including Turkey and Argentina. On today's show, we'll chat with Chris Low — chief economist with FTN Financial — about why selling's been heavy and how these countries are trying to handle the issue. Next, we'll look at whether the National Flood Insurance Program is doing after last year's hurricane season, and whether it has the funds to tackle another Harvey. Plus: We explore how hotels are dealing with security in the digital age, as data breaches become more of a threat.  

Despite Texas’ reputation as a business-friendly state, a survey last year from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found access to capital is the number one concern for women and non-white small business owners in the state.  

Arizona's trying to draw more tourists from Mexico

18 hours ago

(U.S. Edition) You may have noticed lots of emails from websites or apps saying they've changed their terms of service or privacy policies. They're all trying to comply with a new European law known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today. We'll look at how the law benefits consumers and what it means for companies' business models. Afterwards, we'll discuss Arizona's efforts to attract more tourists from Central Mexico. (05/25/2018)

 

Foreign visitors to the United States are on the decline after six straight years of growth, according to the Department of Commerce. Mexico is the U.S.'s second main source of visitors, but the number of travelers from there to the U.S. fell about 7.5 percent in September 2017, compared to the previous year. Some states are working to keep Mexican tourists coming, like Arizona. “Mexico is our number one international market. Mexican travelers spend a lot of money,” said Scott Dunn, senior director of communications for the Arizona Office of Tourism.

A new era in online privacy begins

20 hours ago

(Global Editon) From the BBC World Service ... Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has stepped down as a director of Russia’s biggest aluminium producer in a bid to lift crippling U.S. sanctions. We discuss the man, his motives and what’s next for Russia's billionaires. Then, new European regulation will transform the way businesses deal with their customers. We look at the challenges and benefits as Europe gets tough on privacy. Next, India's sporting prowess hit the headlines after athletes won a record 66 medals at the Commonwealth Games. Many of them were won by women.

What's the risk when a company is identified with its CEO?

20 hours ago

Tech founders and CEOs often become household names. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs are just a few examples. So is Elon Musk, who cut off an analyst for asking boring supply chain questions in a recent earnings call. This week Musk attacked the media overall after news reports about problems with Tesla production, factory injuries and crashes related to its Autopilot technology. Some analysts said investors should be worried about Musk’s behavior and its impact on the company.

Tech founders and CEOs often become household names. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs are just a few examples. So is Elon Musk, who cut off an analyst for asking boring supply chain questions in a recent earnings call. This week, Musk attacked the media overall after news reports about problems with Tesla production, factory injuries and crashes related to its Autopilot technology. Some analysts said investors should be worried about Musk’s behavior and its impact on the company.

5 things you need to know about the GDPR

May 24, 2018

If you're a person on the internet, you've probably been getting a lot of emails from companies about privacy updates, all related to a new law that just went into effect in the European Union: the General Data Protection Regulation, known as the GDPR.

Even though the GDPR is a European law, there's a big impact here in the United States. Confused? Here are five things you need to know about the GDPR, starting with the basics.

Here’s how the supply chain for car-making got global

May 24, 2018

President Donald Trump has ordered the Commerce Department to look into whether higher tariffs are needed on imports of cars, trucks and automotive parts, in the interest of national security. But how do you decide if a vehicle is imported? These days, some American brands are made overseas. Foreign carmakers have factories in the U.S. And cars are assembled from parts made across the globe. How did we get to this place?

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