Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.
Airing on Monday, July 20, 2015: The good news for Greece is that it got a bridge loan from its European partners last week. The bad news: Athens is sending that money right back out the door to pay off debts owed to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Almost none of it will go into jump-starting its economy. It's a lot like a patient that gets a blood transfusion, only to have the blood leak out of a gaping wound. Next: PayPal goes public today. We take a look at the mobile payment business, how PayPal plans to compete going forward and who’s circling: Hint: Apple and Amazon.…read more