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Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary

When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit? Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Host Lizzie O'Leary delivers an hour of lively reporting with guests

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04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:51:05 -0500

What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire. 

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04/06/18: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:41:12 -0500

As teacher protests and walkouts continue around the country, we take a look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and at the decrease in school funding that's behind it all. Plus, how China's tariffs on U.S. exports will affect California's wine country. Also on the show, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and the tech workers who are saving so efficiently they're planning to retire in their early thirties.

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03/30/2018: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:36:12 -0500

Ever wondered why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah? Or how a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media? We've got you covered. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China. And Alison Green returns for an "ask me anything" edition of Ask a Manager. 

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03/23/2018: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:23:45 -0500

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.

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03/16/2018: What a difference 10 years make

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:06 -0500

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.

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03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:27:34 -0600

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. 

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03/02/2018: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:27:25 -0600

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.

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02/23/18: Zambonis, government ethics and taxes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:05:30 -0600

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.

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02/16/2018: Money, ethics and emojis

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:05:12 -0600

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. 

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02/09/2018: Work spouses, streaming music and chocolate

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:28:44 -0600

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. 

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02/02/18: Immigration, ideas and ice cream

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:10:50 -0600

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.

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01/26/2018: Immigration, education and the Divided Decade

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:37:34 -0600

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. 

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01/19/2018: One year of President Trump

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:36:55 -0600

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. 

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01/12/2018: Food deserts and winemaking

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:55 -0600

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a look at the role grocery store real estate deals have in creating food deserts. Plus, Ask a Manager's Alison Green on how to quit your job without burning bridges, a look at hacking the Winter Olympics and a story about how to become a winemaker. 

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01/05/2018: The industry of wellness

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:25:07 -0600

This week we dive into the industry that wants to make the better version of you. From workout routines to diets to therapy apps to food fads, the market has been flooded with wellness products. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the money we spend on health needs? And who has access? Those are the questions on our minds this week. We look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it's so hard to find mental health services that take insurance and apps that want to make you fit. Plus, food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind eating healthy.

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12/29/17: The stories you "liked" the most

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:23:08 -0600

This week, the stories Weekend listeners engaged with the most. You yelled at them, you talked about them, you tweeted them and you "liked" them. We take a look back at a range of stories, including why we've fallen out of love with chain restaurants, America's coal miners and stories of living on minimum wage across the country. We also sit down with a diverse group of experts to talk about the massive cultural changes happening around workplace sexual harassment.

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12/22/17: How do you put a price on nostalgia?

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:17:54 -0600

The past sells. There's no doubt about it. This week we're diving into what that means for consumerism, as the holidays approach, and throughout the year, too. We take a look at how that plays out for independent toy stores, the vintage band T-shirt market and the film and TV industry. Plus, the real cost of fake snow and what determines a fad for the toy industry. Also, Congress's quick moves this week -- the new tax bill and funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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12/15/17: Net neutrality, bitcoins and our autonomous future

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:02:04 -0600

As technology changes, so do our daily lives — whether it's the places we go on the internet, how we pay for goods or how we get from point A to point B. On this week's show we dive into the future of the internet now that the Federal Communications Commission has rolled back net neutrality, take a look at mental health following disaster and touch on the opioid epidemic. Then, the five questions you always wondered, but were too nervous to ask, about bitcoin. Also, could driverless technology transform how we think about wheelchairs? Plus, Ask A Manager's Alison Green is back with the secrets to navigating the office holiday party, and all the etiquette involved.

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12/08/2017: Puppy migration and taxes

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:27:39 -0600

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. 

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12/01/17: The economics of disaster

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:54:56 -0600

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.

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11/24/2017: Sales shopping and comic books

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:10:11 -0600

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. 

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11/17/2017: Don't break the bank this Thanksgiving, plus old favorites

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:23:22 -0600

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. 

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11/10/17: The psychology of debt, taxes and food at work

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:28:51 -0600

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

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:59:27 -0500

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.

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10/27/2017: Fashion delivery, mature YouTube, 401(k)s

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:26:20 -0500

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. 

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10/20/2017: Money, mouths and method acting

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:39:28 -0500

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.

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10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:40:15 -0500

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. 

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10/06/2017: Kids, carnivals and research funding

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:16:20 -0500

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. 

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09/29/2017: Puerto Rico, tax reform and The Killers

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:51:58 -0500

In Puerto Rico, farmers are starting over from seeds, growing back $780 million in crops lost to Hurricane Maria. We speak to a reporter on the ground on the island and to a restaurant owner whose business is literally underwater. Plus, we talk reverse mortgages, tax reform, infrastructure and retirement planning. Later, The Killers take the Marketplace Quiz. 

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09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:55:40 -0500

This week, we're talking tax reform with former Sen. Bill Bradley, we'll answer your job-related questions with Ask A Manager’s Alison Green and head out with a makeup artist to check out Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty product line. Plus, rapper Gucci Mane takes the Marketplace Quiz. As always, we want to hear your stories and opinions. We’re at, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us, @MarketplaceWKND.  

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