Chris Farrell | Aug 29, 2008
A new study says uninsured Americans will spend upwards of $30 billion on health care this year. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the prospects for real reform.
Jeremy Hobson | Sep 19, 2008
The federal government is considering creating a new agency that would take on all the toxic debt that has overwhelmed the financial system -- hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. Where would it all go? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Lisa Napoli | Sep 17, 2008
The tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan has had cell phones for just a few years, and a choice of providers for only a few months. Now its people are experiencing what happens when a company competes for their business. Lisa Napoli reports.
Kai Ryssdal | Jul 16, 2008
In his continuing series of interviews on oil prices, host Kai Ryssdal talks with Fareed Mohamedi of PFC Energy about how Nigeria's production of about 2 million barrels of crude a day affects what we pay at the gas pump.
| Sep 19, 2008
You might imagine that phone lines at stock brokerages are especially busy this week. We ask two brokers what their clients are worried about.
Chris Farrell | Sep 8, 2008
Question: On your show on 9/6/08, two families got together to hire a child care provider. Do these families need to pay social security tax and...
John Dimsdale | Sep 19, 2008
As is now the case with short-selling of some 800 companies. It's ILLEGAL -- for the moment. By the way -- there's already talk that short sellers will sue. And this may be just the beginning. Marketplace's John Dimsdale tells us Washington... As usual... Is not short of ideas for new regulations.
Chris Farrell | Sep 20, 2008
I haven't found much of the commentary criticizing the Bush/Paulson/Benanke engineered bailout very convincing. I don't think there is any doubt...
| Jun 30, 2008
A new generation is hitting the workforce -- and steering clear of jobs in the federal government. But don't blame them, says commentator Paul Light; blame the bureaucracy.
| Sep 18, 2008
In a recent study, 62% of homeowners believed their home had gone up or stayed the same in value in the past year. Commentator and behavioral economist Dan Ariely says in a falling market your house is almost always worth more to you than anyone else.