Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 1, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is in Europe this week, where the European Central Bank will decide whether to raise rates on Thursday. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about how raised rates might affect the Fed.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jul 1, 2008
Some retailers looking for an edge are starting to focus special products for niche markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more on exclusive lines, signature celebrity products and products geared towards yogis.
| Jul 1, 2008
Many inner-city commuters are moving to scooters as a cost-effective alternative to big gas guzzlers. Andrea Mustain reports from New York City, where sales of scooters are up dramatically over the past year.
Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 1, 2008
Cell phone while driving bans go into effect today in California and Washington state, and companies that manufacture cell phone ear pieces are thriving. Stacey Vanek-Smith tells us about her initial resistance to the technology.
Jeremy Hobson | Jul 1, 2008
The U.S. military is a big customer for oil companies, and the price hike per barrel means a much higher bill this year. Jeremy Hobson reports how fuel could factor in and change the budget.
Ben Gilbert | Jun 30, 2008
In dangerous areas like Beirut, residents hope for the best, but transform their homes into fortresses in preparation for the worst. Ben Gilbert reports.
Bob Moon | Jun 30, 2008
The bidding is on for access to Iraq's oil fields and U.S. companies seem likely to profit. Host Bob Moon talks with the Brookings Institute's Mike O'Hanlon about the impact the contracts will have.
Tess Vigeland | Jun 30, 2008
Students borrowing money from the federal government will soon be able to slash their interest rates. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Tess Vigeland how to take advantage of the rate change.
| 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.