Looking for a great deal?
Get ALL THREE of our new thank-you gifts when you donate $120.
This is a limited time offer – so act soon!
Two companies you’ve definitely used but probably never heard of are merging. Global Payments is buying Total System Services in an all stock deal worth $21.5 billion. They are what are called payment processing companies — any time you swipe your card card or dip that chip at a restaurant or convenience store, they or companies like them are on the back end making it happen. Payment processing companies have been on a merger bender, and it tells us a lot about how the way we pay for things is changing.
Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.