Economy - Most Commented


Recession slows migration to U.S., EU

Oct 8, 2010
A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows how the Great Recession is shaping immigration worldwide. Reporter Eve Troeh talks with Bill Radke about the study's findings and what's happening to immigrants already living in the U.S. and EU.
Posted In: Immigration

Corporations making political donations through interest groups

Oct 7, 2010
This election season, many businesses are donating through outside interest groups. Why not donate directly to their chosen candidate or cause? Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Will a soda ban benefit food stamp users and state?

Oct 7, 2010
Health and anti-hunger advocates are divided over New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to prevent food stamps from being used on sodas and other sugary drinks
Posted In: Food

Immigration cap may mean decline in British competitiveness

Oct 6, 2010
The Conservative Party of the UK's coalition government has been keeping its word about an immigration cap. But London is concerned that the policy will slow business and maybe even ground projects.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

The politics of fiscal responsibility

Oct 6, 2010
The latest midterm election polls show Democrats may lose control of Congress. Conservatives have been campaigning on the theme of financial responsibility. It's a popular theme that's easy to talk about, yet so hard to follow through. Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.

The effect of government subsidies on the job market

Sep 30, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about the effect government subsidies for workers' wages in both the private and public sector.
Posted In: Jobs

Poll: Taxpayer money is misspent

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.

'Silent raids' focus on employers, not workers

Sep 27, 2010
The federal government is changing how it'll crack down on illegal immigrants. Instead of dramatic raids, immigration authorities will be combing through employment records.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Impact of undocumented on local biz

Sep 27, 2010
Federal immigration reform is probably dead for now thanks to election-year politics. Meanwhile, state and local governments have been taking matters into their own hands, passing laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Which in turn impacts local businesses, as Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Will future of tax cuts be determined in a Congressional lame duck session?

Sep 24, 2010
Congress is calling a session before the November elections. Senators have been avoiding controversial issues in this pre-election season, but they may determine whether Bush-era tax cuts stay or go in the lame duck session.
Posted In: Taxes