Economy - Most Commented
Sep 28, 2010
If you think your taxes are being misspent, you're not alone. A BBC poll asked people in 22 countries about how well their governments are tackling the big economic challenges. And they had pretty strong views on how wisely governments use taxpayer money.
Sep 21, 2010
The federal government's budget year ends September 30th. But Congress is nowhere near passage of a new one. Well, when you can't meet a deadline, why not try to push it back? Janet Babin reports.
Sep 20, 2010
The Senate this week takes up a bill to approve Pentagon operations for next year. It's considered a bill everybody can support. But lawmakers this year have loaded some extra baggage on the must-pass bill. John Dimsdale reports.
Sep 17, 2010
With American cities facing unprecedented budget cuts, the municipal bonds market is causing concerns. But experts say that by keeping a close eye, investors can still have a lot of leverage.
Sep 16, 2010
Kai talks to Barbara Rehm of American Banker on what's taking the administration so long to fill the positions created by the financial reform bill.
Sep 16, 2010
President Obama's pick to replace Peter Orzsag as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget is Jacob Lew, better known as Jack. He was OMB director for President Bill Clinton, when the government ran a surplus. You gotta wonder why he'd want the job now. John Dimsdale reports.
Sep 13, 2010
Marketplace's Jeff Tyler takes a look at why none of the $50 billion President Obama proposed for infrastructure repairs is targeted at gas pipelines.
Aug 19, 2010
In France, the government is expelling gypsy, or Roma travelers -- rounded up as part of a summer clampdown on illegal camps. Over 700 people are expected to be flown out of France in the next few weeks.
Aug 9, 2010
Every year, thousands of refugees and illegal migrants try to sneak into the U.K. France's north-coast are flooded with fleeing migrants -- and smugglers hoping to profit from their plight.
Aug 5, 2010
Wisconsin's $26 billion timber industry is concerned about a weight limit trend that towns are considering in order to preserve state roads.