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It was a warm January day in Vadodara, in western India, when my aunt, Apeksha Kaki, announced that we were going to a soda shop. This was my first time visiting extended family in India, and I was eager to try local foods and drinks. So, I was a bit disappointed at the mention of soda.

"What kind of soda, Kaki?" I asked my aunt. "Like, Coca Cola?"

"Nai, Leena," she replied. "It's called ... soda, but it's not what you are used to."

Why aren't we moving as much for work?

Apr 14, 2017
Sabri Ben-Achour

For hundreds of years, Americans have moved for work. The gold rush, the Great Migration, the pioneers, even the colonists.

“That was one of the ways to get ahead in this country,” said Daniel Shoag, associate professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School. You move to a new place or a new job, you find better wages or more opportunities.

The thing is, Americans don’t appear to be moving around as much as they once did.

Studios find new ways to sell to faith-based film fans

Apr 14, 2017
Adrienne Hill

Conversations about the modern faith-based film pretty much always start with Mel Gibson’s 2004 “The Passion of the Christ.”

Churchgoers packed theaters. The movie made more than $600 million worldwide and was the third-highest grossing film of the year in the U.S. "Once ‘The Passion’ came out and did that kind of business, Hollywood was all over the idea of making films for this audience,” said Chris Hansen, chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at Baylor University in Texas.

Three things you need to know about the U.S.-Russia relationship

Apr 14, 2017
Lizzie O'Leary and Eliza Mills

No doubt you are hearing and reading a lot about Russia these days — negotiations with the U.S. government, involvement in Syria and, of course, the questions about interfering in our election. President Trump himself has taken a relatively harsher tone toward Russia, but this is an incredibly complicated geopolitical and economic relationship.

Marketplace Weekend spoke to Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, about how to consider the U.S.-Russia relationship. Here are three things you need to know:

Why cities are cracking down on self-storage units

Apr 14, 2017

Your diploma … from elementary school. The old Christmas decorations you've been meaning to look through. Or those fruit dishes from your grandmother. If you're like many Americans, you may have boxed up belongings that you can't bear to part with but also don't have room for and stashed them in a storage space. But as storage spaces have sprung up, cities around the country are cracking down on them. New York this week became the latest to tighten zoning regulations to restrict, slow or prevent more storage units. Here’s why.

Lizzie O'Leary and Eliza Mills

Leigh Gallagher of Fortune Magazine and Catherine Rampell of The Washington Post join us to discuss the week's business and economic news. This week, they talk about what President Trump has learned as he approaches his first 100 days in office. With him shifting on issues, such as now saying China is not a currency manipulator and that the Export-Import Bank is good for the U.S., Trump might be getting a tough lesson on just how Washington works. 

How much leverage does China have over North Korea?

Apr 14, 2017

China is urging North Korea and the U.S. to tamp down tensions between the two nations. A U.S. naval strike force is heading to the waters off the Korean peninsula in response to North Korea's continued defiance of a nuclear testing ban. North Korea sees that as a provocation and warned that it is ready for war. President Trump wants China to do more to rein in the communist dictatorship and said that if China won't, the U.S. will. But how much leverage does China, a longtime ally of North Korea, actually have?

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau present the most detailed picture yet of the dramatic rise in the number of people covered by health insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

County-level data going back to 2010, when the law was signed, show a patchwork of people living without health insurance that ticked down slowly for the first three years under the ACA. But once the online insurance exchanges opened at the end of 2013 and Medicaid expanded, the population living without coverage dropped noticeably.

04/14/2017: What's the worst part about flying?

Apr 14, 2017
Marketplace staff

We're diving into the airline industry this week with analyst Henry Harteveldt, and we hear from a flight attendant about what it's like working with travelers every day. The Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short, plus Matt Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, weighs in on the U.S. relationship with Russia. 

Why the FDA doesn't like chocolate eggs with toys inside

Apr 14, 2017
Jana Kasperkevic

This is just one of the stories from our "I've Always Wondered" series, where we tackle all of your questions about the world of business, no matter how big or small. Ever wondered if recycling is worth it? Or how store brands stack up against name brands? What do you wonder?

It's been lean times for some of YouTube's most popular video producers. In the last two weeks ad rates have gone down as much as 75 percent. The producers are caught up in a struggle between advertisers and YouTube over ad placement.

In recent weeks, reports showed ads from major brands placed with extremist and anti-Semitic videos. Companies such as General Motors, Audi and McDonald's pulled out of YouTube. That means there's less money for everyone.

Now YouTube is trying to convince these companies to come back. And that's meant adjusting the algorithm that places ads.

The FCC has just wrapped up an auction over airspace, with T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast among the winners.  Total amount spent for that airspace, or spectrum? Almost $20 billion. We'll take a look at why this airspace was so coveted and what'll happen to the the TV stations that are losing access to it. Afterwards, Marketplace's David Brancaccio wraps up his road trip across the Midwest in search of robot-proof jobs. The latest technology he's exploring on our show today: driverless cars, which may be the catalyst for propelling automation deeper into the American workplace. 

Some auto shows are about fuel economy, some are about design and style. The New York International Auto Show that opens this weekend is about horsepower.

The average Honda Civic, for example, has about 150 horsepower — which is plenty.

Fiat Chrysler just introduced the Dodge Demon. It has 840 horses revving under the hood.

Why do drivers need cars with so much vroom?

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Kim Adams

Owning or running a business is becoming increasingly less common for African-American men and women. 

Companies have grabbed larger shares of the market over the past several decades, edging out small and independent businesses, which often play important roles in their respective communities.