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What are you chasing in your financial life? Retirement? Savings?

Will you catch it? Tell us about your race.

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Inside the weird world of podcast advertising

May 1, 2015
Stan Alcorn

This story was produced in collaboration with FiveThirtyEight.

The most listened-to podcasts come mostly from public radio: "Serial," "Invisibilia," "This American Life." But the ads? 

"Many of our advertisers are the same ones that you hear on Howard Stern," says Lex Friedman, who heads up ad sales at Midroll. "Literally, you hear Casper mattresses and Audible and Squarespace and ZipRecruiter." 

Between derby and boxing, a big betting weekend

May 1, 2015
Adam Allington

For sports gamblers, this Saturday will be like Christmas come early. Between the Kentucky Derby in the afternoon and the Mayweather—Pacquiao fight that evening, hundreds of millions of dollars will be wagered across the country.

In Nevada, the welterweight match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could generate upwards of $50 million in bets, which would be a Nevada record.

Microsoft wants to guess your age

Apr 30, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

I know I was a bit rough on Microsoft yesterday, saying they didn't do anything cool anymore.

Well, it's amazing what a difference a day can make. They're working on a new facial recognition tool that lets you upload a picture of yourself — or anyone else — and it tells you how old it thinks you are.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

The NFL draft comes to Chicago

Apr 30, 2015

On Thursday, Chi-Town becomes Draft Town — the NFL Draft, that is.

It’s the first time since 1964 the draft has been anywhere other than New York, and Chicago officials are ecstatic to host the three-day “fan festival." The city won its bid to host this year’s NFL draft, and it's going big.

There’ll be football clinics for kids, a replica of an NFL locker room, and Buckingham Fountain will reflect team colors during the draft. Over the top?

Ben Bernanke joins Pimco

Apr 30, 2015
Annie Baxter

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has scored his second advisory gig in the past month. He recently announced he’d advise hedge Citadel LLC. Now he’ll also offer his economic expertise to money management giant Pacific Investment Management Company, or Pimco.

It manages about $1.6 trillion in assets for public and private retirement plans, among other customers.  

Bernanke will advise Pimco following a period of turmoil at the firm. Investors pulled money from Pimco funds after co-founder Bill Gross left last year.

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Nova Safo

As in other instances of protests against police brutality and incidents of erupting violence, social media has played a key role in Baltimore.

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young appealed for calm via the live-streaming app Periscope.

Amy Scott

Kim Peace was crushed when her neighborhood CVS pharmacy was destroyed by looters.

"I'm really upset because I have to have medication," Peace says, "And I can't even get my medication today because they burned CVS up."

Peace has asthma, but that didn't stop her from sweeping up an alley in West Baltimore with her 7-year-old granddaughter.

"I'm not going to let the dirt and dust get in my way of trying to keep the community clean."

Tracking the flow of aid relief in Nepal

Apr 28, 2015
Janet Nguyen

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has left more than 4,500 people dead and thousands injured as of Tuesday.

Charities and non-governmental organizations have initiated relief efforts, which include providing supplies such as food and water to Nepalese affected by the quake.  Here’s a breakdown of how donations from the U.S. are spent: 


What the AP gap looks like at your high school

Apr 28, 2015
David Hill

Compare, by race, the percentage of students enrolled in your high school with the percentage enrolled in at least one an AP class.

Enter the name of your public high school below to find the AP participation gap.

Marketplace for Monday, April 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

CinemaCon: Where Hollywood entices theater owners

Apr 24, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

The place for Hollywood insiders to be this week was not on the lot or a fancy restaurant in Beverly Hills. They weren't in California at all. Instead, all eyes were on Las Vegas.

The biggest stars, directors and studios crowded into a high-tech theater at Caesars Palace, where they showed new trailers, behind-the-scenes footage and even some full-length films. Plus, the latest and greatest in sound and theater technology.

Your Wallet: Ceilings

Apr 24, 2015

Next week's show is about ceilings.

And we want to know: what are the ceilings you've bumped up against in your career?

Tell us what happened.

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Apr 23, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Brian Chesky is the 33-year-old co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, a company that he says may very well be “the worst idea that ever worked.” The website allows users to rent rooms, apartments, houses, and even yurts from people they’ve never met, all around the world.

Tidal's wave is breaking

Apr 23, 2015
Tony Wagner

$1.7 billion


Marketplace for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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