Economy - Most Commented


PODCAST: Obama's $68 million stash

Jan 12, 2012
Top fashion designers launch a campaign today to help raise money for President Obama's re-election, but when fashion gets political, there can be some complications. Marketplace's Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio explains the Fed's Beige Book. And a look at the Haiti earthquake, which took place two years ago today, shows where all that donation money went.

Soaring student loan debt has bankers nervous

Jan 12, 2012
As the cost of an education rises and students borrow to cover the costs, lenders worry about recouping funds.
Posted In: college tuition, universities, debt, student loan debt

What is it about the economy that bugs you?

Jan 12, 2012
Our Attitude Check this week looks what Americans are concerned about within the economy and also how they feel about the future of their standard of living.
Posted In: Economy, living standards

The 'muddle through' economy

Jan 12, 2012
After all the talk of booming holiday retail sales, December's numbers were up by just a tenth of a point.
Posted In: retail sales

Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Jan 11, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment

Mid-day Extra: As skyscrapers grow, economy could collapse

Jan 11, 2012
Barclays Capital has produced a new skyscraper index, which finds the correlation between the tallest buildings in the world and economic recessions.
Posted In: commercial real estate, skyscraper

PODCAST: Tiffany's feeling blue, Twinkies go under

Jan 11, 2012
The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Hostess

President Obama appoints new chief of staff

Jan 10, 2012
The President's budget director Jack Lew is taking over as chief of staff. He's replacing Bill Daley, who spent just a year on the job. What will this mean for White House relationships with big business?
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Washington D.C.

PODCAST: China closes surplus gap, Coors Light moves up

Jan 10, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Show is all about gadgets, but this year, it's also all about advertising. One organization is making strides to recycle all the unused soap from big hotel chains. And earnings season begins with a poor showing from bellwether stock Alcoa, a major U.S. aluminum producer.

As earnings season begins, fears of euro debt crisis

Jan 10, 2012
Alcoa, a major aluminum producer, kicked off earnings season on a dull note. Will other American companies be affected by the ongoing problems in Europe?
Posted In: Alcoa, Earnings, Europe debt crisis