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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.
Official program Web site Why companies are getting rid of cubicle walls
Businesses are moving away from individual offices and high-walled cubicles to more open environments. Fitting more workers into a smaller space also slashes rent costs.
Senator Carl Levin and Tim Cook clash in tax haven hearing
Senator Carl Levin says big companies are abusing tax loopholes. Apple's Tim Cook says they uphold the spirit of the law.
Working in the dark, in the aftermath of Moore's tornado
Recovery begins for those in the tornado's wake in Moore, Okla.
What will it take to make tornado prediction better?
Prediction for tornadoes like the one in Moore, Okla., has gotten pretty good. Building thousands of new radar stations would make it better.
How much would Apple's overseas cash help the U.S. economy?
Apple’s $100 billion in overseas cash is just part of the nearly $2 trillion in U.S. corporate funds that are beyond the reach of the IRS. What difference could that money make if it was brought home?
How do delivery services like Grubhub and Seamless make a profit?
Two of the biggest restaurant takeout services, Grubhub and Seamless, will merge. A look at exactly how their business works, and how individual restaurants factor in.
This burger brought to you by a test tube
Dutch scientists will shortly unveil a burger that uses meat grown at great expense in a laboratory. Growing meat is more efficient in the long-term, but people may not take to it.
Meet the Twitter account of the 15,500-page Keystone XL report
It appears anyone can get a Twitter account these days, even a massive government document.
PODCAST: Dimon survives the chopping block
Shareholders allow Jamie Dimon to keep his dual role as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan. And what percentage of Americans own stocks?
Dimon keeps dual role, but JPMorgan shareholder vote a 'wake-up call' to management
Mike Mayo, banking analyst with CLSA, joined Marketplace Morning Report prior to today's shareholder meeting to discuss.
Jamie Dimon as chairman and CEO: His own 'yes man'?
JPMorgan Chase shareholders have voted to maintain Jamie Dimon's role as both CEO and chairman of the bank.
Hold the spoon -- World Nutella Day back on after being called off
Nutella-maker Ferrero called for an end to the day celebrating the chocolate hazelnut treat, then backed off.
Quiz: What percentage of Americans own stock?
Stock markets are up in the U.S., but how many Americans actually stand to benefit?
Hack back: Spear phishing and how you can avoid it
'Spear phishing', a form of targeted hacking, is drawing a lot of attention. How can you protect yourself?
Freedom Tower enters crowded New York market to lure broadcaster antennas
Before 9/11, many local TV broadcasters transmitted from the World Trade Center. Now, they are being wooed back, but there's competition from other skyscrapers.
Microsoft's new Xbox battles mobile gaming
The new Xbox merely has to catch up with the past eight years of digital devices.
Tim Cook goes to Washington
Apple CEO Tim Cook tries to answer the $1.7 trillion question: How does the U.S. get corporations to repatriate their overseas profits?
New York tech scene celebrates Tumblr purchase
Members of the New York City's tech scene are celebrating the announcement that Yahoo will buy the NY-based blogging service Tumblr.
A new Xbox, and the future of unbreakable screens
The company LG says it's going to show off a flexible 5-inch screen this week which could soon be a normal part of our phones and tablets. And Microsoft is revealing its latest Xbox gaming console today.
NASA footage shows meteor crashing into moon
Things crashing into the moon -- that's how the third Transformers movie starts right? Sorry Michael Bay, when it comes to explosions, we'd rather watch the NASA source footage.
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