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Marketplace for Friday, April 15, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, April 15, 2016


Today, we're chatting with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker about the TPP. Plus, a few underwater homeowners get room to breathe and why there's no such thing as free shipping.

Segments From this episode

Oil producers talk, but the market is in control

Apr 15, 2016
OPEC members and other nations want to freeze oil production, but the supply of crude is already falling.
Saudi Arabia's minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi is surrounded by journalists at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, on December 4, 2015.

Free shipping has hidden costs

Apr 15, 2016
In his new book, “Door to Door,” Edward Humes uncovers the surprising details of global transportation.
Saul Loeb (Getty Images)

Help arrives for (some) underwater homeowners

Apr 15, 2016
Mortgage holders who are delinquent and hold too much debt get a federal break .
An eviction team removes furniture during a home foreclosure on September 21, 2011 in Longmont, Colorado. 
John Moore/Getty Images

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the future of the TPP

Apr 15, 2016
Secretary Pritzker joined Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to discuss set-top boxes, creating competition and the status of the Trans- Pacific Partnership
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (L), Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (2nd L) and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (R) wait for the beginning of a hearing before House Ways and Means Committee April 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing on ''Expanding American Trade with Accountability and Transparency.'' 
Alex Wong (Getty Images)

The White House wants more competition, starting with the set-top box

Apr 15, 2016
Why the President has singled out set-top boxes
A Comcast set-top box.
Mr.TinDC/Flickr via Creative Commons

Weekly Wrap: China has a lot of stuff

Apr 15, 2016
Plus, what's it mean that five big banks don't have good living wills?
A Chinese customer rests as he stands in a store in a shopping district on January 20, 2015 in central Beijing, China.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

NBA jerseys are getting ads

Apr 15, 2016
Teams will sell a small patch, worth $100 million a year altogether, starting in 2017.
JaVale McGee of the Denver Nuggets in the front row after saving the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Pepsi Center on November 21, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Today, we’re chatting with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker about the TPP. Plus, a few underwater homeowners get room to breathe and why there’s no such thing as free shipping.

Music from the episode

Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) Madeon, Passion Pit
Manifest Gang Starr
Da Rockwilder Method Man, Redman
Black Lemon Generationals