Marketplace expands with new “after the bell” program

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David Brancaccio will helm Marketplace Index, a new weekday report that will “psychoanalyze” economic trends based on what happens in the financial markets each day. The series, piloted as a four-minute segment, combines reporting, critical analysis and interviews with financial experts and newsmakers. It launches today on Minnesota Public Radio news stations and KPCC in Pasadena, American Public Media’s California affiliate, and is being syndicated to public radio stations nationwide. It will also be distributed as a podcast, available every weekday at 4:45 p.m., from this new website.

“No one is in a better position than Marketplace to address rising anxiety about the economy,” said JJ Yore, v.p. and general manager. “Marketplace Index is another way we are delivering what people want — news that explains what’s happening on Wall Street in ways that Americans on Main Street can understand.”