Deal or no deal
Jan 15, 2019

Deal or no deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was shot down today. We'll kick off our show with the latest and what's next. Then, speaking of "no deal": Under the partial government shutdown, some Trump advisers are seeing what a smaller government really looks like. Plus, why your Netflix is getting more expensive.

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How the shutdown demonstrates small government

The government shutdown is providing Trump advisers with a demonstration of what a leaner, cheaper and smaller government might look like, according to reporting in the Washington Post. “They feel that the shutdown has shown them something,” said the Washington Post’s Lisa Rein, told Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal. “Which is, look, we haven’t collapsed, vital […]
The U.S. Capitol is seen as people walk and ski along the National Mall on the 23rd day of a government shutdown during a winter storm Jan. 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Going cashless in Shanghai

Jan 15, 2019
Chinese mobile payment apps have surged in popularity. Could U.S. credit card companies compete?
A driver pays a highway toll using mobile payment method Alipay in Zhejiang province.
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What consumers and other tech companies have against Apple's App Store

Jan 15, 2019
App sales from Google Play and Apple’s App Store are estimated to be a part of a $101 billion industry. Both companies make a profit by charging developers a 15-30 percent fee every time a consumer purchases an app, a model that has sparked criticism from companies like Netflix, Amazon and Spotify. A group of consumers also […]
This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for the Apple Store.
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Bank earnings skid on edgy markets

Jan 15, 2019
JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are reporting weaker than expected earnings this week. Market volatility may have contributed to this as clients shy away from trading, which is a big part of banks’ business these days. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like Britain’s Brexit debate kicks off ahead […]

Hedge funds set their sights on local newspapers

Jan 15, 2019
A fund has offered $1.3 billion for Gannett, publisher of USA Today. Critics say beware.

Netflix hikes prices as it invests in more original content

Jan 15, 2019
Netflix is raising its prices on all streaming plans in the United States for new and existing customers. The most popular streaming option will be about $13, up from $11. The last time we saw a price hike, CEO Reed Hastings said incremental increases are needed to cover massive investment in creating original content. “Price […]

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was shot down today. We’ll kick off our show with the latest and what’s next. Then, speaking of “no deal”: Under the partial government shutdown, some Trump advisers are seeing what a smaller government really looks like. Plus, why your Netflix is getting more expensive.

Music from the episode

Severed The Decemberists
Hearts Blackbird Blackbird
Pink + White Frank Ocean
Antenna Bonobo
Maria También Khruangbin

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer