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Seventeen years after NBC hired Carson Daly to host its 1:30 a.m. late show, it's now turned to Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh to replace him. We look at what that means. Plus, we'll explore a few contradictions: Solar is roaring back amid barriers from the Trump administration, and consumer confidence is up despite an economic downturn on the horizon.
The United Kingdom Parliament just voted to delay Brexit after previously voting down Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union. Today we look at how the 27 other European countries will fare whenever this thing finally goes through. Plus, a business of security robots and the housing market along the border.
Some 50 people, including college administrators, testing officials and celebrities, were charged this week with attempting to scam the admissions process at selective schools. But that process itself is something of a black box. Will this scandal increase transparency? Plus: The latest on Boeing's grounded planes and America's persistent trucker shortage.
China and the European Union have already kept Boeing 737 Max 8 planes out of the sky following this week's Ethiopian Airlines crash. But what about the United States? Plus, unintended consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the '80s software that's helping run America's cities.
President Donald Trump released his 2020 budget proposal today, calling for shrinking spending on education and foreign aid. Today, we talk about what else is in there and what it says about the administration's priorities. Then: Kids today have more chronic diseases now than in the past, which means when they go to school, there’s extra pressure on school nurses. Plus: Why your bank is suddenly a "cafe."
The pace of hiring all but ground to a halt in February, despite a blockbuster jobs report in January. We look at the factors behind the hiring slowdown and what it means for the rest of the economy. Then: This week, the last Chevy Cruze rolled out of the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, before it closed. What happens to the 1,500 laid-off workers? Plus, how experts track and predict box office numbers.
Between the trade war, Brexit, North Korea, oil and more, the word “uncertainty” has appeared a lot in recent news. Today we talk about what it means and when you should be concerned. Plus, what to make of Facebook's "pivot to privacy" and a conversation with the hosts of WNYC's "Nancy" podcast about money.
It's in the way Netflix chooses the next show for you to binge on, and it's part of the technology that protects your credit card purchases. But if we let AI keep developing on its current course, author Amy Webb says we probably won't like where it takes us. Plus: Why "birth tourism" is booming, and a look inside the Fed's latest Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes that reveals interesting economic realities.
Your regularly scheduled episode of Marketplace will be up this afternoon. Until then, let's take a look the question we received most throughout our reporting on the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis. Millions of people lost their homes, their jobs, and their savings. The Great Recession collectively destroyed more than $30 trillion of the world’s wealth. And though the crisis grew out of big banks’ handling of mortgage-backed securities, no Wall Street executive went to jail for it. So, what happened? This episode collects and expands on Kai Ryssdal's reporting series, originally aired Feb. 26 to 28.
Economists have been puzzled by slow wage growth in a very tight labor market, but a string of new reports indicate that wages may finally be moving up ... though not for everyone. Plus, new NAFTA's bumpy ride through Congress and a conversation with former social worker and current "Queer Eye" star, Karamo Brown.