The Breakdown: Economy - Most Recent



Retail spending an economic bright spot

Aug 17, 2011
Big retailers are reporting some surprisingly good numbers for the last quarter, but do a few good earnings reports mean a stronger recovery is on the way?

Economic indicators: Bellwether companies

Aug 17, 2011
Farm equipment maker John Deere reports earnings today, and good sales for the company may point to a healthier economy overall

How long can Walmart remain the low-price leader?

Aug 17, 2011
With the changing economy, mega-retailer Walmart faces a price competition from higher -- and lower-priced stores
Posted In: Retail

Health care spending has slowed, but reforms still needed

Aug 17, 2011
The rise in health care spending has tapered off, but this could be a bad thing. Companies are hiring less in uncertain times, and governments have to pick up the slack.
Posted In: Health


About this collection

Looking at America's economy following the downgrade of our credit rating and our debt issues.


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What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...