May 3, 2021

Figuring out the structure of infrastructure

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The White House is now reaching out to Republicans in an effort to meet and negotiate on an infrastructure package. Plus, companies that developed COVID vaccines are reporting profits and sales this week. And, in the latest installment from our "Vanishing America" series, remember hobby shops.

Segments From this episode

The upside of the vaccine rollout for the companies making shots

May 3, 2021
The resulting goodwill may prove useful to Pfizer and Moderna.
Karen Andersen, who covers biotech at Morningstar, says the potential sale of booster shots to ward off variants of COVID-19 could be profitable for Pfizer and Moderna.
Matic Zorman/Getty Images

Remembering the hobby shops of yesteryear

May 3, 2021
“A really wholesome cheap thrill”: A listener on the joys of model rockets and the the hobby shops of his youth.
"It's a really wholesome cheap thrill," Marketplace listener Ted Dupont said about launching model rockets.
Courtesy Max Myers

Music from the episode

Yesterday Lofi Fruits Music, Avocuddle, Fets

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director