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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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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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09/15/17: Outer space, identity theft and lots of bubbles

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:23:16 -0500

In the wake of NASA's most recent mission to Saturn, we're heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of things, like people, equipment, maintenance and time. What’s the breakdown? And what’s the value of the images and info gathered in space? Can we measure it? And, we take a look at why our Social Security numbers are tied to everything and what happens when those nine digits fall into the wrong hands. Plus, when it comes to disasters, should we invest in disaster preparedness or disaster relief? Oh, and we have a special appearance by a fizzy beverage that's making a comeback.

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09/08/17: Disaster prep, DACA and restaurants in the digital age

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:54:36 -0500

We're digging into how the digital world is changing the physical one this week. With hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes all over the headlines, we look at a few digital steps that make a big difference in disaster preparation. Then, how Instagram is pushing restaurant design to new places. Plus, what the end of a federal immigration program means for one person's business life and the most expensive place in the country to give birth.

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09/01/2017: Harvey and globalization

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:56:00 -0500

We're handing off the show to Scott Tong and Sarah Gardner for their special coverage of globalization. The idea of more open, global trade has been sold as necessary for economic success. Despite that, we hear calls to “build a wall” and countries like the U.K. make moves to step back from global trading partners. How’d we get here? And can globalization last? We'll also bring you our initial coverage or Hurricane Harvey with stories of what it's like to have water creeping up to your door and where your donated dollar really goes.

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08/25/2017 Keeping us safe, inspired and financially stable

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:58:24 -0500

What if the way our infrastructure is designed could keep us safe from earthquakes, accidents and from terrorism? Lizzie O'Leary looks at the design of U.S. cities with counterterrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins. Also, ex-Fed economist Bill Nelson talks about the people who are thinking of our financial well-being: the monetary policy leaders meeting at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Plus, a visit to places that inspire us — public libraries! — and how they're changing to meet the needs of the millennial generation that visits them the most. Marketplace Weekend also gets a sneak peak at Marketplace's Trade Off series on globalization with reporter Scott Tong.

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08/18/2017 Free speech, hate speech and work

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:25:19 -0500

In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.     

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08/11/2017: What it costs to send your kid back to school

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:40:42 -0500

The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.

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08/04/2017: The best of the best

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:05:30 -0500

We've covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we're revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.

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07/28/2017: Fake weddings, real refugees

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:41:47 -0500

We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking. 

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07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:12:18 -0500

Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation. 

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07/14/2017 Unemployment and fun employment

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:53:35 -0500

We take a deeper look at the true meaning behind the unemployment rate. Who's really unemployed, and how should we talk about it? Plus, what's it like to work remotely while on a trip around the world, a conversation about the social rules that govern the office and a look at how biometrics could change the way we check in at the airport.     

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07/07/2017: Bad movies and good wages

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:18:22 -0500

Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt. 

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06/30/2017: Hot dogs and health care on America's birthday

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:32:19 -0500

Our country's birthday is coming up, so we're checking on the vital signs of the body politic. First, our progress on health care, or lack thereof, with a look at Medicaid expansion in Ohio. We also visit the tiny "invisible" hospitals and long-term facilities people go to for care. Plus: what the minimum wage is all about, and what it's like to try to live off it around the country. Finally, we spend some time talking hot dogs (sandwich or no?) and real dogs (how do you keep them from freaking out when the fireworks go off?).

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