Economy - Most Commented
Mar 19, 2010
Former Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan presents a paper today that looks back at the banking crisis and what he thinks went wrong. But why should people listen if they think he's partly to blame? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.
Feb 24, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is facing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, now with his focus pulled away from defending his job. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner about Bernanke's testimony.
Feb 18, 2010
President Obama named a bipartisan panel to come up with ways to deal with a federal deficit expected to reach $1.6 trillion this year. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about who's on the panel and whether it will be effective.
Feb 5, 2010
David Hammer, a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and life-long Saints fan, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Super Bowl is overshadowing The Big Easy's mayoral election.
Jan 26, 2010
President Obama is readying a plan to freeze spending on some domestic programs -- with a few notable exceptions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about how the spending freeze will impact the deficit.
Jan 26, 2010
How has the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the Senate affected the Democrats' agenda? Steve Chiotakis talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about where the party's list of reforms stands now.
Jan 20, 2010
A ProPublica study shows half of the state unemployment systems in the U.S. are deeply in debt. So far, states have borrowed $25 billion from the Feds in order to keep paying laid-off workers. Mitchell Hartman explores states' repayment options.
Jan 6, 2010
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd will not seek re-election. He was leading the Senate's work on Wall Street reform, so what happens now? John Dimsdale reports.
Jan 6, 2010
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is strongly advocating a law to legalize table games in the state, and has threatened to lay off 1,000 state employees unless it passes by Friday. Joel Rose reports how the move would help the state budget.
Dec 31, 2009
The U.S. sold about $2 trillion worth of notes and bonds this year as the federal government sold more IOUs to pay for its ballooning deficit. Borrowing was cheap this year. But next year may be a different story. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.