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Kai Ryssdal

We noted a similar thing with the Brits right after the Brexit vote, so a sense of fair play dictates we hold ourselves to a similar standard.

Remember much fun was made of Brits after that vote for Googling the answer to "what is Brexit?"

This item from Google Trends today as Republicans gather in Cleveland to pick their nominee for president:

Top question: "What is the RNC Convention?"

Marketplace for Monday, July 18, 2016

Jul 18, 2016

Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief Andrea Seabrook reports from the Republican National Convention and what's to come from Marketplace's new podcast, "Politics Inside Out;" why Roger Ailes may soon be out as head of Fox News; and the second part of our story from the other Cleveland — Cleveland, Mississippi, Kai talks with locals and civil rights activists about why the state still struggles with and race economic equality.

Rise And Fall Of Theranos In A Biotech Cartoon

Jul 18, 2016


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Does Softbank's dealt with ARM signal a UK fire sale?

Jul 18, 2016
Mark Garrison

The Japanese telecom company SoftBank is buying the U.K.’s ARM Holdings, which designs microchips that are probably in your smartphone. The $32 billion deal follows the U.K. vote to leave the European Union. The recent drop in value of the pound after Brexit raised concern in the U.K. about a wave of foreign takeovers. But it’s far from clear the vote will trigger merger mania in the U.K. Cheap currency can be a nice thing for dealmakers, but there’s a whole lot more to consider.

The other Cleveland: Crossing the divide

Jul 18, 2016
Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres

This is the second in a two-part report on economic inequality and race, reported in conjunction with Frontline and PBS NewsHour for the collaborative series "How the Deck is Stacked." The first aired last Friday.

Roger Ailes' time at Fox News could be over

Jul 18, 2016

The Murdoch family has already decided to remove Roger Ailes as head of Fox News, reports Gabriel Sherman, National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine and the author of "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the brilliant, bombastic Roger Ailes built Fox News — and divided a country."

Marketplace staff

Bridgewater Associates is pulling back from recruiting new hires, the New York Times reported this weekend. The hedge fund has reportedly cancelled dozens of interviews and stopped using external recruiters for the time being.

Donna Tam

Turkey, a country already struggling with flagging tourism, continues to feel the economic effects of the recent attempted military coup.

Turkey’s currency, the lira, fell by nearly 5 percent on Friday following news of the takeover declaration. The lira recovered a bit today, rising 1.4 percent, but other aspects of the country’s economy may not bounce back as quickly.

SoftBank to buy ARM for $32 billion

Jul 18, 2016
Lane Wallace

SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications firm, is buying the British chip company ARM, which designs tiny processors that go in phones and computers all over the world.  

This deal is valued at more than $32 billion, and comes as the British pound is down against the yen.

Market participants beginning to embrace some risk

Jul 18, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the future of Turkey following the recent attempted military coup; the decision from market participants to start embracing some risk again; and an electric car startup that may start investing in the California city of Vallejo.

Stress has long been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and a number of mental health problems.

What's in store for Turkey's future

Jul 18, 2016
David Brancaccio

After a military-backed coup in Turkey failed over the weekend, forces loyal to the country's government have been rounding up perceived opponents of the regime. But the Turkish economy continues to function, despite the region's political turmoil. Its currency, the lira, fell 4.6 percent on Friday as the news broke, but has recovered about half of that in trading so far today.

What does this all mean for Turkey's future? Or even Europe's future?  Ian Bremmer, the president and cofounder of the Eurasia Group, joined us to talk about where the country seems to be headed.

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Inside and outside the fence

Jul 18, 2016
Andrea Seabrook, Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Katie Long

From the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, we take a look at the barriers between the convention and the city — physical and psychological — and ask, who is this convention really for, anyway?