Listen To The Story
Marketplace

The ultra discount retailer Big Lots is expected to release third quarter earnings today. Stocks have gained 20 percent in the past six months, and they’re predicted to continue to go up. But the question is whether Big Lots can keep up with other retailers in the stiff competition for the best products at the best prices. 

Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Renata Sago at @@renatasago