Business - Most Commented
Jul 24, 2009
Every time you charge your Big Gulp at 7-Eleven, a credit card company swallows part of the profit. But Slurpee slingers have had enough of the merchant fees. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Jun 10, 2009
General Motors and Chrysler are reducing dealerships to cut costs as they restructure their ailing businesses. Commentator David Frum says the cuts have been a long time coming.
May 14, 2009
Some unlikely political allies are pushing a piece of legislation that calls for a full-scale audit of the Federal Reserve and its 12 regional banks. Steve Henn reports what would be involved in a stress test for the Fed.
Feb 6, 2009
Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell is hopping mad about the United States income tax system. Dramatically simplifying the tax code, he argues, could be an easy fix.
Jan 28, 2009
In an unpredictable job market, being flexible is key -- even if it means moving to where there's more opportunity. Commentator Will Wilkinson says if there are no jobs in your town, it may be time to uproot.
Jan 6, 2009
Countrywide Financial is arguably the company at the heart of the mortgage financial crisis. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Countrywide's former Senior Vice President of Marketing Adam Michaelson about his experiences at the company.
Oct 3, 2008
Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch helped us in the Marketplace office understand how some of Wall Street's complicated investment instruments led us into...
Apr 15, 2011
The number of Americans who own their homes outright has changed over the decades. In 1950, more than half were free and clear of a mortgage. Now, as Jennifer Guerra tells us, it's far less than that. But she did find some.
Oct 1, 2010
The ubiquitous, but innocuous "Like" button on your favorite retail and media websites is a boon for marketers. Just one click and they access to a full range of your personal details -- and your friends' too.
Sep 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Director Charles Ferguson about his new documentary "Inside Job," which explores the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.