Oct 20, 2020

The antitrust case against Google

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Plus: a new COVID-19 workplace safety law and what our poll says about the more than half of Americans afraid of losing their jobs right now.

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Antitrust lawsuit against Google

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with "Marketplace Tech" host Molly Wood about the antitrust case the Department of Justice filed against Google Tuesday.

Who actually gets those low, low mortgage rates?

Oct 20, 2020
Different lenders may offer the same individual wildly different rates and fees.
A construction worker walks through the site of a new house being built in San Marino, California. Housing starts in September were up 11% from last year.
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Fear of job loss takes an emotional toll

Oct 20, 2020
More than half of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
The closed Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. More than half of Americans fear losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

U.S. trade groups, universities file suit against H-1B visa changes

Oct 20, 2020
Two new Trump administration rules would limit the types of jobs H-1B workers can fill and require U.S. companies to pay them higher salaries. Businesses aren't happy.
Scientists work on a rapid COVID-19 antibody test in a lab in New York in April. New H1-B rules could affect U.S. labs that are short on scientists.
Misha Friedman/Getty Images
A worker arrives at a COVID-19 testing site in Long Beach, California.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Farmers need to adapt crops to climate change to stay profitable, experts say

Oct 20, 2020
Climate change has arrived in American agriculture, and it could cause profits to drop 30% over the next 30 to 50 years.
Workers harvest zucchini on a farm in Florida City, Florida, in April. Climate change is shifting which crops farmers can grow — and when they can grow them.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Carefully Little People
Different Now Chastity Belt
Be Alright The Foreign Exchange
Ooh Wee (feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife & Saigon) Mark Ronson, Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife, Saigon

The team

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