Negative interest rates, explained
Sep 12, 2019

Negative interest rates, explained

Plus: California's attempt to curb soaring rents and a new DIY clothing start-up.

Segments From this episode

Nation's first mega-offshore wind project stalled for additional study

Sep 13, 2019
A federal delay in the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm has analysts wondering if this could stall overall momentum for offshore wind power in the country.
A rendering of offshore wind turbines.
Courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Why is inflation necessary?

Sep 12, 2019
A listener asks: “Wouldn't an economy without inflation make us all better off?”
Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Sewing made easy: A fashion startup wants to simplify DIY

Sep 12, 2019
No sewing machine? No problem, says Zoey Washington of SewSquad.
Sewing supplies next to a garment made with a SewSquad kit.
Steven Byeon/Marketplace

Will rent control help alleviate a housing crisis?

Sep 12, 2019
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed the statewide rent control measure.
A sign advertising apartments for rent is displayed in front of an apartment complex in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Recessions and the media don't always mix

Sep 12, 2019
"Marketplace" listeners let us in on their opinion of recession-related media coverage.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why it's so hard to deliver groceries

Sep 12, 2019
Walmart, which is about to expand its unlimited grocery delivery nationwide, knows all about it.
Shopping bags lie on a checkout counter of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Troy, Ohio.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Could U.S. interest rates go negative like Europe's?

Sep 13, 2019
After the European Central Bank announced a rate cut, Trump urged the Fed to do the same.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Cuffed Nick Hakim
Ungodly Fruit Wax Tailor
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
Patience Tame Impala
Fail Safe William Tyler

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II

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