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Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media (APM), in association with the University of Southern California. The programs focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace  is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance.

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It's no secret that getting hired for a new job is hard. Sometimes you might be overqualified. Sometimes you might have just the right qualifications and then your potential employer will ask for your credit report, and you know it won't be the best news. 

Every month, Alison Green from Ask a Manager helps us make sense of the ups and downs of work life. 

Meet Gucci Mane, hustling since he was 9 years old

Sep 22, 2017

Gucci Mane has been hustling for a long time. The rapper started his career in Atlanta, where he spent most of his childhood. In the 12 years since he released his first album, "Trap House," he's brought himself and trap music into the mainstream, collaborating with countless artists. Now, he's the author of a new book, "The Autobiography of Gucci Mane," out this week. He joined Marketplace Weekend to take the Marketplace Quiz.

In Washington, it's another day of drama as Republicans race against the clock to repeal Obamacare. Senator John McCain said today he could not, in good conscience, vote for the latest version of the Obamacare repeal. That means if one more Senate Republican becomes a hard no, the bill is basically dead. In a statement, McCain said might have considered supporting the legislation brought up by his friends in the Senate if the bill had gone through normal Senate procedures.

More bad news for Uber. This time from London.

Sep 22, 2017

Uber has a new fire to put out. The city of London said today that when Uber's license to operate expires at the end of the month, it's bye bye Uber. There won't be a renewal. The company has been trying to recover from a long list of woes, which include — but are not limited to — allegations of sexual harassment, a tech bro culture, inadequate screening of drivers and, recently, that Uber knowingly leased defective cars to drivers in Singapore. The company replaced its CEO last month, but still, the hits keep coming.

Former Sen. Bill Bradley talks tax reform

Sep 22, 2017

In Washington there's an effort underway to pass some kind of tax reform. What that means is still uncertain ... the last time the tax code was overhauled was 1986.

Former Sen. Bill Bradley, a Democrat from New Jersey, was one of the main authors of the 1986 bill. He joined Marketplace Weekend to talk about tax reform in '86 and what it might look like today. 

Lizzie O'Leary: Can you think of principles that would be popular across Capitol Hill right now? 

The cost of making honey

Sep 22, 2017

It’s a sweltering day near Missoula, Montana and commercial beekeeper Bert Wüstner is pulling honeycombs out of a beehive. His daughter is pumping smoke into the hive to keep the bees calm, but they’re swarming around my microphone, my bare legs, and I’m really hoping I don’t get stung. “You’re not nervous are you?” Wüstner said.  He shakes one of the combs and droplets of nectar fall out. “It shakes out just like rain,” he said. “That’s brand new honey.”

Nela Richardson of Redfin and Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville join us to discuss this week’s business and economic news. Senator John McCain announced Friday he’s a no-vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. It seems to be the GOP’s last viable attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act for now, so we discuss if it’s better for the economy that the health care debate is put on hold. Plus, we revisit the conversation around the tax reform package. 

Germans have traditionally been famously relaxed about the global dominance of the English language – unlike, say, the French.

But mass immigration to Germany and increasing globalization may be starting to change attitudes. Some Germans complain their language and culture are losing ground — even within Germany itself. And several politicians are now calling for a crackdown on the increasing use of English in German daily life. One said: “It drives me up the wall the way waiters speak only English in Berlin restaurants. ”

Brain injury revelations are nothing new for the NFL

Sep 22, 2017

Long-held concerns about football and concussions are back in the spotlight, after autopsy results for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez show that the 27-year-old had significant brain damage when he committed suicide in prison, while serving a sentence for homicide. His family has announced plans to sue the NFL.

09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane

Sep 22, 2017

This week, we're talking tax reform with former Sen. Bill Brady, we'll answer your job-related questions with Ask A Manager’s Alison Green and head out with a makeup artist to check out Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty product line. Plus, rapper Gucci Mane takes the Marketplace Quiz.

As always, we want to hear your stories and opinions. We’re at weekend@marketplace.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us, @MarketplaceWKND.  

Among the tax breaks Republicans are eyeing in their plans for tax reform is the state and local tax deduction. That’s the part of the tax code that lets you write off some of your state and local payments.

4 things you didn't know about North Korea's economy

Sep 22, 2017

President Trump has said the U.S. will impose new sanctions on North Korea and praised China for taking measures to financial transactions with the nation.

That came after he spoke at the United Nations where, in a speech, he said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if its nuclear program threatened the U.S. or its allies.

Why are countries so afraid of bitcoin?

Sep 22, 2017

Bitcoin has had a very tumultuous summer. As the valuation of the cryptocurrency climbed, experts opined about the potential “bitcoin bubble.” Bitcoin’s value, however, stumbled a bit over the past few weeks as Chinese regulators took steps to regulate the currency and its exchanges.

(Markets Edition) Facebook is turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress, which is investigating possible interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. On today's show, we'll look at how Mark Zuckerberg plans to handle political ads in the future. Afterwards, we'll talk with Chris Low — chief economist at FTN Financial — about the Fed's plans for interest rates, and then examine why credit card delinquencies are on the rise.

Credit card delinquency rates inching upwards

Sep 22, 2017

Credit card delinquencies have inched up this year, as a rising number of Americans are falling behind on their card payments. We look at why this is significant, and what are the factors behind this increase.

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Texans start getting USDA disaster food aid

Sep 22, 2017

After disasters like Harvey, the USDA offers D-SNAP, a temporary version of the program commonly called food stamps. The program offers two months of benefits to people who may not have qualified for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program before. But given the long road to recovery, many who take disaster food stamps will wind up transitioning to the permanent program when D-SNAP expires.

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Chanel launches its first big fragrance in 15 years

Sep 22, 2017

Chanel launched a new fragrance this month called Gabrielle, after Gabrielle Chanel, Coco Chanel’s real name. The luxury brand dropped its last completely new perfume, Chance, 15 years ago.

(U.S. Edition) Brexit talks are not going well. Part of the problem: the amount of money Britain will need to pay as part of this divorce settlement. We'll chat with the BBC's Theo Leggett about the tight rope U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May needs to walk. Then, we'll look at some of the innovative methods that groups are using to help out in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In Texas, the USDA is rolling out Disaster SNAP (a version of food stamps geared toward natural disasters),  while the Red Cross is using drones to try to speed up the recovery process. 

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ...U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her plan for Brexit during a speech in Florence, Italy. We’ll tell you how much she might be willing to pay in exchange for a deal to keep her country’s access to the single market. Afterwards, we’ll discuss an announcement from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg that his company will share with U.S. investigators details of 3,000 Russian-linked political ads. Then, a round of positive economic data from Eurozone countries out on Friday showed the economic situation is improving in the region.

When hurricanes and tropical storms like Irma and Harvey hit, it can take a while to figure out how bad the damage is. In Texas, the Red Cross has been experimenting with a way to speed up the process, and the recovery, using drones.

In a pasture east of Houston, a Red Cross team huddles around a laptop, watching live images from a camera 400 feet above.

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