| Jul 25, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland reads listener comments on a few of our recent stories. This week: Nationalizing Fannie & Freddie, credit card perks, target date funds and Marketplace Money makes a new friend.
Stephen Beard | Jul 31, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell reported quarterly profits today and saw income tick up 33 percent. The oil company said high oil and natural gas prices helped it during a difficult period. Stephen Beard reports.
Steve Henn | Jul 22, 2008
Think all political contributions go toward campaigns? Maybe if those campaigns include golf trips and nights at the burlesque house. In the last installment of his PAC Men series, Steve Henn reports.
Chris Farrell | Jul 25, 2008
Fewer jobs, less health care, pricier food and gas and dependence on the federal government to bail us out in the end. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the state of the economy.
Scott Jagow | Jul 30, 2008
Whether you crave one that's glazed, cream-filled or you can't stand them at all, donuts tend to come out on top in a down economy. Scott Jagow talks about a sweet world with Paul Mullins, who wrote a book on donuts.
| Jul 30, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich continues our series on the best beach reads with a look back at economics during the Gilded Age with Thorstein Veblen's "The Theory of the Leisure Class."
| Jul 30, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council has passed a year-long ban on new fast food chains going into South Los Angeles, one of the city's most obese neighborhoods. But not everyone is happy about the ordinance. Renita Jablonski has more.
Janet Babin | Jul 30, 2008
As the price of gas spikes up, the value of SUVs and pickup trucks has plummeted. That's a big problem for companies that leased these vehicles two or three years ago. Janet Babin reports on what car companies could lose.
Curt Nickisch | Jul 29, 2008
Families in Massachusetts had been counting on a state-run lending agency for college aid, but tough times on the credit markets mean students will have to turn elsewhere. Curt Nickisch reports.