Marketplace

Marketplace

Marketplace

Every weekday, host Kai Ryssdal helps you make sense of the day’s business and economic news — no econ degree or finance background required. “Marketplace” takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context. Our team of reporters all over the world speak with CEOs, policymakers and regular people just trying to get by.

Categories: Business

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If a $35 billion deal goes through, Capital One will purchase Discover and become the nation’s largest credit card issuer. But the bank isn’t in it for credit debt — it’s in it for Discover’s payments system. Also in this episode: why Walmart had strong sales last quarter and how states are preparing for a potentially contentious Election Day. Also, is the post-lockdown travel boom still on?

Previous episodes

  • 2126 - What’s in your wallet? 
    Wed, 21 Feb 2024
  • 2125 - Can we break out of the mortgage lock-in effect? 
    Mon, 19 Feb 2024
  • 2124 - Vacant office buildings are making city budgets vulnerable 
    Fri, 16 Feb 2024
  • 2123 - Why so many layoffs in a hot labor market? 
    Thu, 15 Feb 2024
  • 2122 - Walmart wants Vizio, but not for the TVs 
    Thu, 15 Feb 2024
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