Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, inflation and mergers

Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2015
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, inflation and mergers

Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2015
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Joining us to talk about the week’s business and economics news are Leigh Gallagher of Fortune and Fusion’s Felix Salmon. The big topics this week: intra-Fed bickering over an interest rate increase; a lack of inflation in the U.S. economy; the Dell-EMC and SABMiller-AB InBev mergers; and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s 4 percent stake in Twitter.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.