Tell us about your experiences with Marketplace. Enter To Win

Helium is at a premium this Thanksgiving

Erika Beras Nov 22, 2018
HTML EMBED:
COPY
The Pikachu balloon floats during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22, 2018 in New York City.  Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Helium is at a premium this Thanksgiving

Erika Beras Nov 22, 2018
The Pikachu balloon floats during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22, 2018 in New York City.  Kena Betancur/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade attracts millions of viewers, there for the floats, the songs and character balloons like Charlie Brown and Pikachu, some as tall as five stories. Those balloons are full of helium, a non-renewable resource of which there is a shortage — or is there?

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.