with Kai Ryssdal

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Public radio's only national series about the global economy and finance takes a broad view of business, covering any story related to money — most of the world's stories are. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal.

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Who wants to work in a biodome?
Jeff Bezos. (06/30/2016)

GMO labels are about to hit Vermont shelves
The state has led the way in forcing labels for food derived from genetically modified organisms. (06/30/2016)

Can a diverse Academy change the entertainment industry?
The academy may now be more diverse, but most studio heads are still white men. (06/30/2016)

Why US Export-Import Bank backers are lobbying furiously
The bank is hobbled in making big foreign deals. Critics call the loans 'corporate welfare.' (06/30/2016)

Brexit effects could show up in US farm economy
The UK's exit could remove an important US agriculture ally. (06/30/2016)

Illegal trade thrives along Mexico-Guatamala border
People and goods cross freely, despite help from the U.S. (06/30/2016)

Brexit uncertainty clouds UK economic outlook
Prime minister's upcoming departure adds a layer of political confusion. (06/30/2016)

Banks celebrate good stress tests with stock buybacks
Thirty-one banks passed, and their shareholders are getting paid. (06/30/2016)

This robot wants your memories
The Terasem Movement Foundation's Lifenaut Project has created a chatbot called Bina48. (06/30/2016)

The suburbs aren't immune from economic anxiety
Our poll shows people are feeling less stable, despite the overall improvement. (06/30/2016)

A look at America's banking institutions and Panama's economy
Stress tests and wealth inequality in Panama. (06/30/2016)

31 of 33 big U.S. banks pass stress tests
The Federal Reserve will allow many of the nation's biggest banks to return up to two-thirds of net profits to shareholders. (06/30/2016)

The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists
With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America. (06/30/2016)

Puerto Rico avoids debt default — but what's next?
Puerto Rico's debt will be restructured, but the future is far from certain. (06/30/2016)

This is what economic anxiety looks like
Coffee shop Wi-Fi and selling family heirlooms (06/30/2016)

Male Contraception
They said it couldn't be done: The "male pill." Actuality asks why men haven't seen a new reversible contraceptive in centuries—and if we need one. We found out why Big Pharma gave up on a male pill, and meet people who want to make it happen anyway. (06/29/2016)

A slimmed-down GE Capital highlights pros and cons of "too big to fail"
In the last year, GE Capital has sold off $180 billion dollars of its business (06/29/2016)

Survey says: Americans feel the economy is rigged
Across the board, people who took our latest poll say the economy is "rigged" to favor certain groups. (06/29/2016)

Nike serves up a big fashion don't at Wimbledon
Female players paid to wear Nike weren't exactly game for its babydoll dresses. (06/29/2016)

Brexit: global catastrophe or regional difficulty?
The negative reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU may have been excessive. (06/29/2016)

What Facebook's new algorithm means for you
It's good news! If you're not a publisher. (06/29/2016)

As Brexit looms, London frets about its future
London voted to remain in the EU, but now the likelihood of leaving worries many. (06/29/2016)

A look at one of the world's largest importers — the UK
The U.K. imports a lot from other places, including the U.S., and that means questions abounds for future business deals in this post-Brexit world. (06/29/2016)

How many people actually attach their cheap Ikea furniture to the wall?
Ikea's recall of tens of millions of dressers got us wondering. (06/29/2016)

Stock market up for second day in a row
An EU meeting, a stock market uptick, and the Three Amigos. (06/29/2016)

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41, with 239 hurt
Three attackers fired at the terminal entrance on Tuesday. (06/29/2016)

U.S. slips in 2016 Social Progress Index
The U.S. falls to 19th place, underperforming other major industrial countries on health, education, personal safety and the environment. (06/29/2016)

European Union leaders trying to discourage euroskeptics
The EU is meeting on Wednesday — without Prime Minister David Cameron in attendance. (06/29/2016)

Obama's last ride as part of the Three Amigos
It's not a film remake. It's the annual summit of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (06/29/2016)

If Great Britain goes, so could the English language
The head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee is now warning that English as an official language could be eliminated with Brexit. (06/29/2016)

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