Listen to the full interview: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin at UCLA

Feb 28, 2018
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal's full interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, along with the audience Q&A session, conducted at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations.

Amazon puts a Ring on it

Feb 28, 2018
Amazon’s purchase of Ring, a maker of video doorbells, could help it solve its problems with package theft by making it easier for packages to be delivered inside people’s homes. But Ring’s greater value may come in the extra juice it gives Amazon in the battle to dominate the connected home. Click the audio player […]

Pizza Hut is now the official pizza of the NFL

Feb 28, 2018
Pizza Hut is replacing Papa John’s, which announced yesterday it was ending its contract with the National Football League. The league’s viewer numbers are down over the last couple of years. And a few months ago, Papa John’s then-CEO John Schnatter blamed players’ kneeling in protest during the national anthem as a big part of […]

For some conservatives, the dispute between the NRA and Delta isn't about guns, it's about the free market

Feb 28, 2018
Companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Delta Air Lines have joined the list of businesses taking a stand against gun violence — but it’s Delta that’s met with a tremendous amount of backlash after the airline announced it would no longer offer discounts to National Rifle Association members. Conservative politicians in Georgia, where the […]

Why Intermountain Healthcare is making generic drugs

Feb 28, 2018
Rising drug prices are part of what's driving health care inflation. What do you do if you are a big health care company? Start your own drug company.
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Dick’s ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

Feb 28, 2018
“When we saw what the kids were going through and the grief of the parents and the kids who were killed in Parkland, we felt we needed to do something,” said the company's CEO.
Gun-control advocacy groups said voters and corporations are taking the lead on U.S. gun policy, and lawmakers need to catch up.
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Some former coal towns turn to nature tourism as a new economic driver

Feb 28, 2018
Tourism economy around natural beauty is starting to replace extractive industries in some former West Virginia and PA coal towns.
Cyclists cross a bridge over the Youghiogheny River, veering off the Great Allegheny Passage, to check out downtown West Newton.
Courtesy of Rick Armstrong

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Uncertain mood as Italy prepares to vote

Feb 28, 2018
Unemployment and migration are center-stage as Italy prepares for election.
Massimo Ungaro, a candidate for Partito Democratico (PD) in Sunday’s election.  
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40 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination

Feb 28, 2018
"You know, you inform your boss of a pregnancy on Monday and you're fired on Tuesday. That still happens."
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After Florida school shooting, Congress takes a new look at school safety funding

Feb 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal called for cutting millions in funding to school safety programs like violence prevention and school counselors. Now, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, state and federal officials have called for expanding such programs, and Congress is starting to explore funding for things like fences and security […]