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Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us."  Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Marketplace takes a fresh approach to business news covering  listeners from wallet to Wall Street. 

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Donna Tam

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has outspent all of her fellow candidates  by millions of dollars, so it might have been easy for people to believe that she spent $90,000 for a music playlist.

It turns out, not even Clinton is that big a spender. The actual amount is closer to $9,000, Quartz reported Monday.

Introducing Codebreaker Season 2

Mar 7, 2016

Produced by Marketplace in partnership with Tech Insider, Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask -- and answer -- the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. In season two, we're asking: Can it save us? In each episode, host Ben Johnson applies this question to a different technology.

Coming up on Actuality

Mar 7, 2016

Actuality breaks down the new global economy with the people who connect the dots: Marketplace and Quartz. Every other week co-hosts Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz are your two smart friends who tackle the global economy from the inside out. In season two, they continue to bring fresh insight and reporting that personalizes the complexities of what we feel and experience in this new economy.

The box office is just the beginning for Zootopia

Mar 7, 2016
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Adrienne Hill

"Zootopia" has all the qualities of a Disney juggernaut: likeable characters, an entertaining story and a sing-along-worthy anthem.

The movie about a bunny cop trying to make the animal world a better place --and solve a couple crimes along the way -- broke box office records for Disney Animation, taking in more than $75 million in its opening weekend.

Disney has a long track record of turning box office gold, into more gold.

When Warren Buffett is must-see viewing

Mar 7, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about if there's a connection between the stock market and the presidential race; Berkshire Hathaway live-streaming its meeting; and millennials putting their trust in software (over people) when it comes to investing.

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Kim Adams

More and more people are letting computers, rather than people, make their investment decisions.

Many investors are already phasing out the human touch, shunning traditional mutual funds for exchange traded funds (ETFs), in which managers pick an index of stocks that follow a sector.

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

Though March saw a strong jobs report — the unemployment rate is at 4.9 percent — Americans clearly still feel anxious about the economy. We want to know, what's at the top of your list of worries? Is it in your personal financial life or something in the bigger economy?

Let us know by leaving a comment on Marketplace's Facebook page or calling us at 1-800-648-5114.

And yes, your voice might be used on the air.

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Marketplace Weekend Staff

Though March saw a strong jobs report — the unemployment rate is at 4.9 percent — Americans clearly still feel anxious about the economy. We want to know, what's at the top of your list of worries? Is it in your personal financial life or something in the bigger economy?

Let us know by leaving a comment on Marketplace's Facebook page or calling us at 1-800-648-5114.

And yes, your voice might be used on the air.

Labor force participation on the rise again

Mar 4, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

In February, according to the Labor Department, the labor force participation rate rose 0.2 percent to 62.9 percent, the highest level in more than a year. Labor force participation has fallen steadily since the Great Recession, as millions of workers dropped out of the labor force.

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Donna Tam

Last night’s GOP debate was filled with whacks at Donald Trump, including a mention of his failed training program Trump University and it’s D- (

Marketplace for Friday, March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

The last part of our series about human trafficking; breaking down the guest worker program; and a look at the latest job numbers. 

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Annie Baxter

AMC Theaters is acquiring another chain, Carmike Cinemas, for more than a billion dollars, pending antitrust review. The deal would make AMC the largest movie theater operator in the U.S., merging AMC’s 5,426 screens with Carmike’s nearly 3,000 screens, giving them a 25 percent market share of the business.

The tie-up could result in as much as $35 million in annual cost savings, in part through consolidation of back-office operations.

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Kim Adams

JINJA, UGANDA – The rapids near Kalagala Falls are considered some of the best in the world, drawing professional kayakers who train in the warm waters year-round. Tourists come as well, clinging to yellow rafts as guides steer them along the surging river that races through the tropical forest.

Those rapids are powered by the White Nile – a tributary of the Nile River – and they are at the center of a fight over how Uganda should harness the river to fuel its economy.

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016
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Marketplace

This weekend, The Atlantic's Gillian White and Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer play Long and Short, Marketplace's Kimberly Adams travels to Uganda to see how dams on the Nile River impact local residents, and Marketplace's Adriene Hill explains why Vice would want to launch a cable TV channel in the age of streaming.

Why fast food is cheap. Really cheap.

Mar 4, 2016
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Lizzie O'Leary

Maybe you bought fast food recently, and maybe you noticed it was cheap, like, really cheap. The reasons for that are both macroeconomic, and because consumers are adapting to big changes in the restaurant business.

Venessa Wong, deputy business editor at Buzzfeed, recently wrote about the prevalence of fast food deals and came on the show to discuss why prices are plummeting:

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