Economy - Most Commented


Snowstorm boosts hardware store's biz

Feb 10, 2010
Amity Jeans, assistant manager at Frager's Hardware in Washington, D.C., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the East Coast snowstorm has affected the store's business.
Posted In: Washington

Congress freezes under piles of snow

Feb 10, 2010
The East Coast has been pummeled with its second big snowstorm in a week, leaving Congress with no choice but to cancel most of its work. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about what's being pushed back on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: Washington

In New Orleans, Saints vs. candidates

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.
Posted In: Sports

Deficit reduction to be gradual

Feb 1, 2010
The White House has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget, which would drive the federal deficit to a record $1.5 trillion. So how will President Obama bring the deficit under control? John Dimsdale reports.

Is the Joint Strike Fighter worth it?

Feb 1, 2010
For its sizable price tag, many are concerned Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter won't live up to its $300 billion billing. Others just see the plane going through normal growing pains. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Tea partiers fear profiteering takeover

Feb 1, 2010
High prices have driven Tea Party speakers and supporters from attending the group's first convention this week. Many fear the group is losing its grassroots momentum to Republican profit-driving. Brett Neely reports.

2011 budget will set a deficit record

Feb 1, 2010
President Obama's budget for next year would drive the deficit to a record of over $1.5 trillion. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about program cuts the president is targeting.

Rocket may not find space in budget

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama is expected to kill a plan to put Americans back on the moon. Thousands of high-tech jobs hang in the balance, as does the business model for U.S. space policy. Jenny Brundin reports.
Posted In: Science

Obama delves into spending freeze

Jan 28, 2010
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama supported the trillion-dollar stimulus and announced his proposal to freeze spending next year on Congress-controlled programs. Steve Chiotakis gets more from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.

What's behind Obama's spend freeze?

Jan 26, 2010
President Obama is calling for a spending freeze on some domestic programs in the federal budget. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much money the move might save.