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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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PODCAST: Friendly-ish skies
A look to the week ahead, Obama's visit to Alaska, and airline profits.
The skies feel very friendly for airlines
Industry profits are at new highs, but passengers still feel so squeezed.
They're a hot investment, but are ETFs safe?
The infrastructure behind these funds may not be keeping up with their growth.
Movie trailers become events of their own
A good trailer can attract millions of viewers online, long before the movie opens.
Obama visits a state that lives climate change: Alaska
President Obama is visiting Alaska and the Arctic to talk about climate change.
At Instagram, it's no longer hip to be square
To accommodate advertisers, the sharing app is expanding beyond its classic format
Refugee smuggling is a big, bad business
The networks moving migrants to Europe are highly complex and competitive.
Weekly Wrap: The stock market, oil and Janet Yellen
Nela Richardson and Sudeep Reddy join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
How fear plays a role in our finances
It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.
China's growing, but not fast enough for some
Its run as global economic driver is starting to slow.
One photographer, 35 years of campaign history
Jim Cole follows one rule to get a good shot on the campaign beat.
Jack Lew is a fan of both Hamilton and "Hamilton."
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching Friday.
Do you care how much a barrel of oil costs?
We're going in depth on oil, and its role in our lives and the global economy.
Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea
He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.
PODCAST: Mixed stock market indicators
The economy-market relationship, globalization and Greece’s new prime minister.
NLRB decision pushes 'employee' debate
Franchising and subcontracting labor haven't always been the norm.
Labor board landmark ruling affects contract workers
The ruling could change the relationship between businesses and subcontractors/
A New Orleans business banks on new connections
Owners of small companies take advantage of a Goldman Sachs program.
You can't escape the campaign ad
Political parties want to use their voter data to help target online ads.
Expect more volatility. But don't let it freak you out
The hallmark of Wall Street activity this week has been volatility. Expect more.
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