From This Collection

Where will we charge all those electric vehicles of the future?

Sep 9, 2021
President Biden wants to build half a million charging stations in the U.S. by 2030. But will most users be plugging in their cars at home?
The Biden administration is pushing for greater adoption of electric vehicles.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

What happens to unsold cars?

Sep 2, 2021
Before the COVID-19 crisis, some dealerships had to deal with surplus inventory on packed lots.
New cars typically remain on dealers' lots until they get sold.
Carl Court/Getty Images

Why are the waitlists for child care so long?

Aug 19, 2021
Child care centers, which already struggled to recruit staffers, face additional pressures brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
It can be hard to find child care providers because of the low pay and lack of benefits.
FatCamera/Getty Images

What common household items are worth recycling?

Aug 12, 2021
The first thing you need to do is find out what your local municipality accepts. And don't put recyclables in plastic bags.
A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables through the streets of lower Manhattan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images

Why is veterinary care so expensive?

Aug 5, 2021
U.S. pet owners spend billions of dollars each year keeping their animals healthy. Here's why that amount has been steadily rising.
A veterinarian takes care of a new puppy during his check up.
FatCamera/Getty Images

How are the Olympic designers chosen?

Jul 29, 2021
Brands can be judged as stringently as the athletes they hope to dress.
A view of USA's delegation parade during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images

The future is bright … let’s make it even brighter together.

Be a Marketplace Investor with a donation in any amount today.

What's a point on the Dow, S&P or Nasdaq?

Jul 13, 2021
Our listener asks what constitutes a "point" on the major stock market indexes.
The American obsession with stock index numbers developed during the economic boom years of the 1950s and '60s, according to historian Tom Stapleford.
Drew Angerer via Getty Images