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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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Finding community at a rehabilitation hospital

Jun 22, 2018

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

AMC makes a foray into subscription service

Jun 22, 2018

AMC, the nation’s largest movie theater chain, is dipping its toe into the subscription service pond. The company announced this week that it’s kicking off the summer movie season with AMC Stubs A-List. For about $20 a month, people will be able to see three movies a week at the theater. The service is double the cost of competitor MoviePass, with less film offerings. So will one more subscription service change how movie theaters and studios make their money at the box office?

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This weekend marks two years since Britain held its referendum on exiting the European Union and voters told their leaders they want to leave the bloc. Since then, the British government has been negotiating the conditions of Brexit on issues such as the single market, customs union and movement of labor. The scheduled exit date, March 29, 2019 — is now less than a year away, and there are signs businesses are starting to get serious cold feet about what might come.

Your new tariff questions, answered

Jun 22, 2018

President Donald Trump drastically escalated trade tensions between the United States and China this week. On Monday, he threatened China with tariffs for $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The news came after imposing a 25 percent tax on imports of $50 billion last week. China, along with Europe and Canada, has announced taxes on American products in retaliation. As a trade war continues looms, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal asked listeners for their questions on Twitter and tracked down some answers.

Inside the world of adaptive rowing

Jun 22, 2018

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

What it's like to have an invisible disability at work

Jun 22, 2018

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

When suing your school kicks off a life of advocacy

Jun 22, 2018

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

5 things you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Jun 22, 2018

This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.

On a recent afternoon in Los Angeles’ wholesale district, Ashley Roberts is crouched beside a sidewalk display of clothes, DVDs and phone accessories. What she’s doing is illegal, but Roberts said getting a good spot determines whether she’ll make enough money to eat today.

“It all depends what area you set up at, whether the cops are going to bug with you,” Roberts said.

Roberts has already received two citations in the few months she’s been street vending. She’s also regularly negotiating with businesses, like the sunglass wholesaler she sells in front of.

Antonio Godinez Vera makes his living turning golden kernels of Mexican corn into a mash that becomes tortillas. People like Godinez, a small business owner with four employees, are part of a wave that could power Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the Mexican presidency when voters elect a new head of state on July 1.

Oil prices are a bit of a paradox right now

Jun 22, 2018

(Markets Edition) OPEC is set to pump a lot more oil, which should bring down its price. But it turns out it's soaring — the benchmark for crude in New York is up. We'll hear from Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about some possible explanations. Afterwards, we'll look at the government's plan to privatize the mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and then we'll discuss how people with disabilities are finding more work in a tight labor market.

As the job market improves and unemployment keeps falling, more people are finding work for the first time or getting back to work after long bouts of unemployment. That includes, in particular, people with disabilities.

The nation’s largest movie theater chain, AMC, is getting into the subscription service game. Starting next week, the company will offer passes for about $20 a month that get people in to see three movies per week.

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