Economy - Most Commented
Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Feb 22, 2011
Stephan Richter's latest quiz: How much does it cost per year to support one U.S. service member deployed in Afghanistan?
Feb 18, 2011
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seeking to reduce the state's deficit want to pass a bill that weakens the state workers' union. Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about how budget woes could influence other states to do the same.
Jan 15, 2011
The government is offering Americans who earn less than $36,000 to get their tax refund on a prepaid card. It'll be useful for customers without checking accounts, but as David Gura reports, it's also mostly at the benefit of the government itself.
Dec 6, 2010
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the compromise over Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits. The negotiations may even have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.
May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Dec 26, 2013
It's been a busy year in the hog market and pork prices are way up.
Nov 11, 2013
The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. And, after last month’s government shutdown, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving
Nov 8, 2013
The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it? And, imagine finding a job after being unemployed for months, only to have to look for a second to pay off your newly acquired debts.