with Kai Ryssdal

About the Program

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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Can McDonald's regain its customer base?
Where is McDonald's place in the low-cost, fast food market?

Ballerina Misty Copeland counts herself lucky
The American Ballet Theater soloist explains how dance views the numbers.

To-do list: Replace exploding airbags
Federal safety officials urge drivers to heed airbag recall notices.

Europe v China: Whose economic woes pain America more?
China's growth is declining. Europe is struggling. Which pains the U.S. most?

Morgan Spurlock thinks you're economically illiterate
And the documentary filmmaker is trying to change that.

A surprising contributor to climate change: concrete
Making cement and concrete produces a ton of CO2, but there might be a better way.

The piece that's missing from new CDC guidelines
Having protective gear is part of the solution, but so is an educated workforce.

Ebola plush toy sells out online

The numbers for October 21, 2014
McDonald's earnings McSlump and the Notorious R.B.G.: Here's what we're reading.

The legacy of Oscar de la Renta
A look at the designer, businessman, and entrepreneur.

McDonald's earnings are less than super-sized
The fast food chain saw a drop in sales around the world.

PODCAST: Lots to gain and lose from the World Series
A check-in with Yahoo, a look at Oscar de la Renta's career, and the economics of the world series.

@College Let me in! #prettyplease
College admissions officers keep a close eye on social media.

Is the World Series a boon for the hosts' economies?
Millions will flood into Kansas City and San Francisco. But will they stay?

Is now make or break for Yahoo's Marissa Mayer?
Yahoo posts its earnings today. Is Marissa Mayer's strategy paying off?

Liberians in U.S. feel Ebola's social, economic impact
We look at Ebola's economic impact on the Liberian community in America.

Quiz: Handing out high marks for education
New study ranks states based on enrollment and graduation rates.

Tell us what the economy feels like to you
It's election season. The word "economy" is flying. We want your story.

When the economy gets a 20 percent discount
The dip in oil prices is looking like a sustained drop. What are the consequences?

Volatility in context

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