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Marketplace for Monday, June 6, 2016
Jun 6, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, June 6, 2016

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China's high levels of steel production have caused a global glut, and that's not good for their economy or anyone else's; weighing the economic impact of the UK leaving the EU with the Brexit vote a few weeks away; and the story of one hedge fund manager who quit Wall Street to make art. 

Segments From this episode

The true story of Iridium, a phone that links every inch of the planet

Jun 6, 2016
How the most complex communications satellite network was created against the odds...almost crashed and burned...and was saved.

Despite the times, college grads still flock to big banks

Jun 6, 2016
Goldman Sachs received 250,000 applications this hiring season
People run in the rain outside the Goldman Sachs headquarters building December 16, 2008 in New York City.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

A former hedge fund manager turns complex financial issues into art

Jun 6, 2016
Nelson Saiers wants to say something original about the world he once worked in.
"Uppberbound," a piece by Nelson Saiers.
Nelson Saiers

Would Brexit sink Europe's financial capital?

Jun 6, 2016
Major figures warn that if Britain exits the EU, London would lose its crown.
The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23, 2016 to decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Safer oil train transport is coming ... eventually

Jun 6, 2016
The train crash and subsequent oil spill in Oregon has renewed calls for safety.
People protest oil trains, which have a record of explosion and fire disasters, near an over-sized puppet of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the March to Break Free from Fossil Fuels on May 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images

Steel heavy on the minds of U.S. leaders on China visit

Jun 6, 2016
China's excess steel production is flooding global markets.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak during a climate change meeting Monday in Beijing, China. 
Nicolas Asfouri - Pool/Getty Images

What it's like when your government doesn't have money?

Jun 7, 2016
Puerto Rican engineer Javier Alayón tells us how things are going in San Juan.
Javier Alayón
Filipa Rodrigues/Marketplace

China’s high levels of steel production have caused a global glut, and that’s not good for their economy or anyone else’s; weighing the economic impact of the UK leaving the EU with the Brexit vote a few weeks away; and the story of one hedge fund manager who quit Wall Street to make art. 

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