Marketplace for Friday, September 16, 2016
Sep 16, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, September 16, 2016

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On today's show: Donald Trump promises large economic growth if he is elected president — we took a look at how much power the president actually has to effect the economy; Congress is considering legislation that protects coal workers' retirement benefits when the companies they worked for go bankrupt; and a special feature from APM Reports on human trafficking. 

Segments From this episode

Who loses in coal bankruptcies? The coal miners.

Sep 16, 2016
Coal companies are using bankruptcy to get out from under pension and health insurance obligations.
Coal falls off a conveyor belt as it's off loaded from trucks from local coal mines at the Savage Energy Terminal in Price, Utah. Several coal mining companies have filed for bankruptcy protection, and next week a congressional committee will take up the issue.
George Frey/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: a 'groundswell' of income growth

Sep 16, 2016
Nela Richardson of Redfin and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal join Kai Ryssdal.

Cutting the cord of Big Cable

Sep 16, 2016
A TV writer for the Hollywood Reporter canceled his subscription.
 
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Battle against sex trafficking turns to prostitution review sites

Sep 16, 2016
A Seattle bust exposed online sex buyers who are treading on a new level of criminal behavior.
Surveillance video recorded by undercover detective Luke Hillman of the King County Sheriff’s Office during one of the league’s meetups in a Seattle bar November 10, 2015.
King's County Prosecutors Office

Trump's economic plan? A tough challenge

Sep 16, 2016
Donald Trump says he would nearly double economic growth if he were president.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a lunch hosted by the Economic Club of New York on September 15, 2016, in New York City. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Presidential debates get social media help

Sep 16, 2016
Facebook and Google will provide data on trending topics to moderators.
Secretary Hillary Clinton participates in the democratic presidential debate, March 2016. Social media will play a key role in increasing accessibility to online trends, viewer engagement and data analytics during the upcoming presidential debate.

 
GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show: Donald Trump promises large economic growth if he is elected president — we took a look at how much power the president actually has to effect the economy; Congress is considering legislation that protects coal workers’ retirement benefits when the companies they worked for go bankrupt; and a special feature from APM Reports on human trafficking. 

Music from the episode

N.Y. Doves
1901 Phoenix
Gold Slugs DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap
Cissy Strut The Meters