Economy - Most Commented
Dec 29, 2009
The SEC wants to prohibit investment advisers from making political contributions to win state business. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Dec 17, 2009
The Senate Banking Committee approved Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's renomination to another four-year term by a vote of 16 to 7. Bernanke had supporters and opponents from both major parties, as Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports.
Dec 15, 2009
State programs across the board have suffered from budget cuts made to balance out the recession. And next year will be even trickier for states as public needs rise and states try to stand without the help of stimulus money. Alisa Roth reports.
Dec 14, 2009
The House hopes to pass a $130 billion Pentagon spending bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. President Obama has said he won't hide the war costs -- a move towards clearer, more transparent accounting. Brett Neely reports.
Dec 3, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is facing tough questions from members of the Senate Banking Committee as he seeks another term. John Dimsdale reports.
Nov 25, 2009
Private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Steve Henn reports these contracts play an important role in the Afghan economy.
Nov 16, 2009
Labor union activists are rallying in Washington, D.C. calling for Congress to enact tougher reforms on Wall Street, including limits on bank sizes and oversight of risky investments. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Nov 13, 2009
There's a limit on how much money the federal government can borrow. So the White House is asking Congress to hike up the national debt limit. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Nov 2, 2009
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is widely expected to win a third term in Tuesday's election. So why will he have spent as much as $140 million on the race? Jeremy Hobson reports.