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Wie wir arbeiten, was wir verdienen, wie wir leben – die Wirtschaft verändert sich rasant. MADE in Germany schaut auf Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung. Unsere Reporter begleiten junge Macher, die neue Arbeitswelten schaffen. Wir beleuchten Kontroversen wie Moral versus Rendite oder das Geschäft mit dem Kinderwunsch. Wirtschaft multimedial, überraschend, emotional.
 
Hi. I’m Paul Adamson, the founder and editor of E!Sharp, an online magazine about the European Union and its place in the world. These podcasts are me “in conversation with” personalities that I think have interesting things to say and who may not be known to wider audiences. The conversations are deliberately informal and are designed to be illuminating as well as, hopefully, entertaining.
 
Discover what’s going on in Germany’s vibrant capital, Berlin. In just three minutes, listen to Life in Berlin for a quick audio story about one exclusive topic: Arts, society, culture, news, music, politics. Hear it all. A union of Berlin voices curated by Berlin journalists.
 
Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: ...
 
Coming in from the Cold explores forgotten—or never-remembered—national security policy initiatives, incidents and events during the Cold War. In each episode Cold War Historian Bill Rosenau, sits down with experts on a wide range of topics to discuss these events and how they are relevant to today’s challenges. The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.
 
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Lawmakers in Washington face a number of crucial deadlines in the coming days denominated in hundreds of billions and trillions. There’s funding for the Biden infrastructure plan, plus the feds running out of money and the ability to borrow. Nova Safo joins us with more details. Then we head to Germany, where elections for the next chancellor are t…
 
On the COVID-19 front, monoclonal antibody treatments have increased in both supply and demand, but there are plenty of costs to consider. Getting treatment can not only get pricey, but it can also thin out resources. There’s also the question of availability. In China, property giant Evergrande is about $300 billion in debt, and the deadline to ad…
 
Next month, Epic Games will shut down Houseparty — the group video-chatting app that became popular in the pandemic — to focus instead on the metaverse. But, what is that, exactly? That is a topic for “Quality Assurance,” where we take a second look at a big tech story. While there are different visions of the metaverse to come, most digital builde…
 
It’s tradition. Every couple of years, Democrats and Republicans fight over raising the federal debt ceiling, or the limit of how much money the government can borrow to pay its bills. Right now is one of those times. Should this tradition be broken? We’ll discuss. Plus, Boris Johnson takes aim at Kermit the frog and Brandi Carlile’s upcoming SNL a…
 
The economy is growing strongly as it recovers from its pandemic-induced downturns — so strongly that the Fed has signaled it will start tapering bond purchases soon and may raise interest rates next year. That optimism for economists comes with an asterisk, however, as COVID-19, supply chain issues and inflation threaten to stand in the way of ful…
 
There are strong signals that the Federal Reserve could be lowering the setting on economic stimulus later in the fall. Nancy Marshall-Genzer shares details on what the Fed might have planned. The White House is holding another meeting today with representatives of major companies to try to find solutions to the semiconductor chip shortage. The Eve…
 
It was 20 years ago next month that energy giant Enron — then the seventh-largest company in the U.S. — collapsed, resulting in historic layoffs and ravaging retirement savings accounts. We speak with Bethany McLean, a financial reporter who covered Enron for Fortune, about whether or not punishment for white-collar crime is still a real thing afte…
 
From the BBC World Service: American aerospace giant Boeing has announced that it will build its first factory outside the U.S. in Australia. It will produce unmanned military drones and is expected to create 3,500 jobs by 2028. India is second in the world for coal consumption, but it has set ambitious renewable energy targets. Is it ready to wean…
 
Emoji users: Your vocabulary is about to grow. The Unicode Consortium, a group that approves emoji, has added 112 new ones, including a melting smiley face, a coral reef, an X-ray and more skin tone and gender options, like a pregnant man and pregnant person. The new icons will start appearing on your phones later this year. Marketplace’s Marielle …
 
Progressive Democrats are pressuring President Joe Biden to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. But how did a non-economist even come to head the Fed anyway? That’s one of the listener questions we answer on this Whaddya Wanna Know Wednesday. We’ll also talk about mismatching in the labor market and who the United States is borrowing money…
 
The United Nations General Assembly is meeting this week, and climate change is high on the docket. More than a decade ago, the U.S. and other developed countries pledged to gather $100 billion annually by 2020 to assist in climate adaptation and resilience for developing countries. Despite bearing most of the responsibility for emissions and havin…
 
In light of China real estate developer Evergrande’s debt issues and the markets trending upward, Susan Schmidt joins us for our economic discussion to help us break down how players in the market might be absorbing all this. The BBC reports on China’s pledge to stop building new coal-fired power plants abroad. The Department of Justice has taken i…
 
We take a look at the power structure of the Fed, where decisions there affect everyone in America. Those decisions include how the central bank of the U.S. plans to keep propping up the economy during the pandemic. We explore how the anti-abortion law in Texas could have an effect on recruiting in the tech industry. We also examine how some hospit…
 
From the BBC World Service: China has announced at the United Nations that it will stop building coal plants overseas. Chinese property group Evergrande says it has agreed to a deal with domestic bondholders, who are due payments of around $36 million. Ahead of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Justin Rowlatt is traveling around the U.K. taking s…
 
During the pandemic, especially with gyms shut down or just less appealing, people bought a lot of wearables. Those are smart devices that you wear on your body — in your ear, on your wrist or as a patch, even — that track your activity in some way. Look at sales of smartwatches. They jumped by almost 18% in 2020, according to Gartner. The research…
 
Deutschland ist Autoland. Doch die Zeiten ändern sich. E-Autos ersetzen Verbrenner. Mittendrin versucht Deutschland den Anschluss nicht zu verlieren und investiert jetzt selbst in die moderne Antriebstechnologie. Batterien Made in Germany, zu spät?DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
 
Anxiety over Evergrande, a behemoth property developer in China, and its $300 billion debt sent stock markets around the globe tumbling on Monday. The situation is spotlighting precarity in China’s real estate sector and the country’s economy as a whole; some fear a Lehman Brothers-style crisis. The uncertain future of Evergrande, coupled with supp…
 
Congressional Democrats are working on a $3.5 trillion bill that would vastly expand the social safety net. But what exactly is this thing we call the social safety net? “We’re talking about things like the earned income tax credit, child tax credits, a cash transfer program called TANF, or Temporary Assistance [for] Needy Families … but if you thi…
 
The climate crisis is here. The Western U.S. is burning, much of the Northeast is underwater after a hurricane and towns in Europe are swept away by massive floods. Time is slipping away to stop the worst effects of a warming planet, and the world is looking for solutions. On “How We Survive,” Molly Wood explores the technology that could provide s…
 
Deutschland wird älter. Und es fehlt schon heute an über 100.000 Pflegekräften, Tendenz steigend. Grund: wenig Anerkennung, schlechte Arbeitsbedingungen. Wandel notwendig – und zwar schnell. Für die Gesellschaft sind Altenpflegerinnen unbezahlbar.DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
 
The job description is vague, but the power is real for the Fed’s vice chair of supervision. The person in this position at the Fed is basically the top banking cop in charge of enforcing Dodd-Frank mandates. We delve a little more into what this job entails as President Biden is looking to fill this spot and others. Christopher Low joins us to dis…
 
The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting today, and one thing on the agenda will be talk of when to start pulling back on Fed bond purchases designed to keep the money moving during the pandemic. A global group also had a warning today about countries that withdraw support for their economies too soon. We also check in with a business owner who…
 
From the BBC World Service: India is the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, and the country’s health minister has announced it can resume coronavirus shot exports from next month. And we hear about the factors likely to influence the future of Africa’s tariff free deal for access to U.S. markets, the African Growth and Opportunity Act.…
 
World leaders are gathering for meetings this week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Among the topics they’ll discuss is the ravages of climate change. This year, climate damage across the U.S. included devastating flooding, and while some people know they face flood risk, many do not. That’s largely because the official federal f…
 
A massive real estate company is freaking out the global markets. The Evergrande Group is sitting on tons of debt, and investors worry it could go broke and send ripple effects throughout China and beyond. We’ll explain the Evergrande crisis. Plus, you’re awesome! A big shoutout to all the “Make Me Smart” listeners who helped us beat our fundraisin…
 
Pfizer announced today that a smaller dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is proving safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11. If FDA emergency approval goes as planned, kids could be getting their shots by Halloween. This could, among other things, help moms get back to work. And later: how the weather affects what we buy; an Afghan American humanita…
 
Many school districts are struggling to find substitute teachers. One reason is surging COVID cases in some areas, prompting administrators to juggle quarantine-sparked sick days and absences. Julia Coronado chats with us about the sharp drop in stock markets, and what China might have to do with it. We discuss natural gas prices. And, the BBC repo…
 
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed over the weekend, the U.S. Treasury Secretary said a national debt default would permanently weaken the U.S. and make consumer borrowing more expensive. We explain how this warning might be different than others. Michael Hewson joins us for a chat about the economy. Also, vinyl record sales have been enjoying quite th…
 
From the BBC World Service: The cost of natural gas is soaring across Europe. In the U.K., wholesale prices are 250% higher than they were in January, sparking fears many of the country’s energy supply companies could collapse unless the government takes action. Shares tumble 10% for Chinese property conglomerate Evergrande. The company owes $300 b…
 
For those in prison, privacy is already hard to come by. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking at patent applications from some companies that provide communication services to prisons. Some of the applications they’ve seen include ideas to incorporate ads on tablets that would be given to incarcerated people and plans for systems that…
 
Today, a group of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to reject a plan from the White House to approve vaccine boosters for most Americans. That was followed up by a vote to approve boosters for people who are at serious risk of coronavirus disease or over the age of 65. We’ll talk about what makes the discussion around boosters so c…
 
Progressive Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to appoint a Federal Reserve chair who will be more proactive about climate change than Jerome Powell. Before the Fed could act more rigorously, however, Congress would need to direct it to. Claudia Sahm, a former Federal Reserve economist, joins us to discuss. Plus: The Weekly Wrap, some backgr…
 
The story of Sen. Joseph McCarthy targeting alleged Communists working for the federal government is part of every American history textbook, but his persecution of LGBTQ people is not as widely known. In this episode, we are exploring the Lavender Scare. CNA analyst Kyle Penner and David Johnson author of, "The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecu…
 
The Justice Department has moved to block the opioid settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying the deal would unfairly protect the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, from future litigation. Italy becomes the first European nation to mandate proof of vaccination and other safeguards for public and private employees. We also have a dis…
 
The third installment of the advance child tax credit hit the bank accounts of most American households with children this week, but a new national survey suggests that some low-income families may not be getting them. President Biden is set to hold a virtual meeting with world leaders to discuss climate change in light of recent hurricanes and oth…
 
From the BBC World Service: Despite U.S. sanctions, thousands of tons of Iranian fuel have been delivered to Lebanon. And Italy has become the first country in Europe to mandate that workers provide proof of coronavirus vaccination, recovery from the disease, or a recent negative test, in order to go to work.…
 
Facebook knows a lot about how it affects its users, because it’s investigated possible negative impacts. For instance, internal research showed that one of its algorithms actually encourages angrier content. Or that Instagram, which it owns, makes body image issues worse for teen girls. And even though it knows all this, it doesn’t share the infor…
 
Today we get hallowed out from more revelations from The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing reporting of what goes on behind the scenes at Facebook and the tradeoffs the tech giant makes in order to stay a tech giant. We also take a look at the Federal Reserve’s review of its ethics rules. And a Make Me Smile courtesy of listeners like you. Here’s every…
 
Competition for homebuyers is finally easing up a bit. There are more new listings, houses are staying on the market longer and there are fewer bidding wars. Though buyers may revel in a return to seasonal expectations for the housing market, real estate experts still think a return to “normal” may be a ways off. Later in the show, we’ll look also …
 
And the difference is a win at home! 90 short minutes (plus injury time) and those moments of bliss, those thrilling Denis Zakaria runs, brought us our first win of the season. As Dinah Washington would undoubtedly agree, there's nothing better than three points in the league, and we definitely prefer a win against relegation-battling Bielefeld to …
 
A paper by economists at Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of Chicago indicates that one explanation for the low interest rates we’ve seen in the American economy for decades has been income inequality. Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell helps us analyze this possibility. Diane Swonk chats with us for o…
 
Auf dem Höhepunkt der Corona-Pandemie reformierte die ungarische Regierung Teile des Gesundheitssystems. Während Ärzte profitieren, geht das Pflegepersonal weitgehend leer aus. Zwei Betroffene erzählen.DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
 
Some people might be excited about heading back to the office, but there are plenty of others who aren’t, and that’s taking a toll on their mental health. We talk to a mental health professional about how returning to the office is affecting people and steps employers and workers can take to prioritize mental health in the workplace. Also, we look …
 
From the BBC World Service: A new defense pact between Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. threatens to put even more strain on the relationship between Australia and China. And Zimbabwe has emerged as a leader in the drive to roll coronavirus vaccines out across Africa.Marketplace / David Brancaccio
 
There’s been a surge in the buy now, pay later space, which is exactly what it sounds like: Get something you maybe can’t quite afford and pay it off in installments. You might not even need to have your credit checked. By some counts, more than half of Americans have used it. There are concerns that this new method of payment could be confusing us…
 
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