Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Contango." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Ordinary investors don't have a chance on Wall Street. Author Gary Weiss' new book, Wall Street Versus America, investigates that premise. He sits down with Kai for a conversation about the balance of power in the market.
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week: tired of paying high fees to your mutual fund? Chris has an idea.
Arrested this week for allegedly participating in a $6.7 million insider trading ring was a Goldman Sachs analyst named Eugene Plotkin. New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin tells Kai Ryssdal about a screenplay Plotkin wrote that sounds a lot like what he's accused of.