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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Fashion Week is adapting to a changing economy
The future of Fashion Week is much different than what we're used to (02/09/2016)

How can we tell if a recession is upon us?
New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin talks about the signs of a recession (02/09/2016)

What's Janet Yellen thinking?
The Fed Chair prepares to testify before Congress about markets and the economy (02/09/2016)

Is OPEC still doing its job?
What happens when neither the oil cartel nor anyone else manages supply? (02/09/2016)

Mars Inc. is so over artificial coloring
Changing the coloring process could be a logistical nightmare for the candy maker. (02/09/2016)

A university confronts bias in faculty hiring
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County tries to change how it recruits. (02/09/2016)

Red Lobster gets a boost from Beyoncé
Looks like Red Lobster's sales got into "Formation" (02/09/2016)

Even if you lose at the Oscars, you're a winner...of a lot of schwag
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday. (02/09/2016)

Keeping Mardi Gras safe for residents of New Orleans
Tech stocks, soda sales, and Mardi Gras. (02/08/2016)

Emissions standards for planes are coming
The UN have aviation industry have hammered out new emissions standards. (02/08/2016)

Building a more diverse faculty
A University of Maryland program helps ease the transition from grad student to professor. (02/08/2016)

Workers still not quitting jobs at pre-recession levels
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary has shown steady improvement in layoffs, job openings and hiring. (02/08/2016)

Pay for your gas and have a Coke, please!
Coca-Cola and Pepsi hope low gas prices will translate into higher sales at station convenience stores. (02/08/2016)

Police resources brought in to help with Mardi Gras
New Orleans is short police officers after years of budget constraints. (02/08/2016)

Even the President has to deal with crappy Wi-Fi sometimes
Apparently, the White House has a lot of "dead spots" (02/08/2016)

American communities are putting themselves back together
The Fallows visited over 50 cities in three years to learn about community in America (02/08/2016)

Beyonce's singular business model
Beyonce's music release strategies reveal her business savvy. (02/08/2016)

Fighting poverty one house at a time
In South Carolina, a non-profit wants to use a federal zone to spur development. (02/08/2016)

Record floods in Missouri spur debate over levees
Some blame the floods on nature, others say public policy made things worse (02/08/2016)

Hollywood takes a gamble during TV pilot season
Pilot season in Hollywood means networks vying for new shows. (02/08/2016)

When campaigning, boots are cheaper than ads
The campaign ground game is cheap, but tough. Candidates skip it at their peril. (02/08/2016)

Millennials are lagging behind Boomers in entrepreneurship
But millennials are still young and living in a different economy. (02/08/2016)

Employing young workers
Stock markets, young workers, and infrastructure. (02/08/2016)

The fight to 'unlock' the set-top box
Thinking outside the box, or opening Pandora’s? FCC chairman Tom Wheeler weighs in. (02/07/2016)

Super Bowl ads less intense
The Super Bowl ads this year were lighter in tone than last year. (02/07/2016)

Gentrifying a public housing neighborhood
What if you could sell public housing land to developers of regular housing and stores? (02/07/2016)

President Obama wants to help you get your first job
The 2017 budget to include nearly $6 billion for youngsters get on career ladder. (02/07/2016)

Can fixing infrastructure solve rural poverty?
A wastewater treatment plant in a small town prepares for more business. (02/07/2016)

Hey, lunch at Chipotle? Not today.
After illness outbreaks, Chipotle closes for lunch to review food-safety protocols with employees. (02/07/2016)

A short history of the post-Super Bowl TV show
It's a plum time slot, but not a guaranteed ratings success. (02/05/2016)

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