After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?

Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Felicia Miller, professor of marketing at Marquette University, about the company’s PR strategy. Click […]
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
Joyce Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images
John Moore/Getty Images News

Who thinks we're in for a recession? CFOs, a survey says

Dec 14, 2018
Duke University poll finds almost half think a slowdown will hit within a year
A board shows stock numbers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 07.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Factory orders mixed with a dash of anxiety

Dec 5, 2018
Business orders for factory goods are not quite so robust as earlier this year, and that may show up in the numbers this month. But what’s not slowing down is consumer demand for manufactured stuff.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were just trying to make a quick buck. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
Photo Illustration by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

When Apple suffers, the pain is spread around

Nov 19, 2018
Shares of Apple took a hit Monday, declining 4 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported Apple has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched earlier this year. When Apple runs into trouble, it tends to be a drag on many other companies and the market as a whole. Click the […]

For public good, not for profit.

Support fact-based, independent journalism with a gift to Marketplace today.

Here’s why the market is looking past the trade war

Sep 20, 2018
As the trade conflict between the United States and China goes on, it can sometimes feel like there’s no end in sight. Just this week, the Trump administration announced plans to slap $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on top of the $50 billion in duties already in place. We’re now talking about tariffs […]

The global economy a decade after the financial crisis

Sep 5, 2018
A McKinsey Global Institute report looks at what we learned and the risks we can expect moving forward.
A video board shows the Dow Jones closing above 20,000 for the first time at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 25, 2017.
BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images

The battle for small e-investors

Sep 4, 2018
Big banks are slashing fees — or even eliminating them.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images