Economy - Most Recent
Oct 14, 2009
For the first time since 1973, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have met or exceeded recruitment targets. It's not just the weak job market that's a factor. The military benefits package is a big draw. John Dimsdale reports.
Oct 8, 2009
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has logged in a lot of phone time with executives from big Wall Street banks. Who else could he be calling? Kai Ryssdal gets some insight from Anil Kashyap at the University of Chicago.
Oct 6, 2009
The new GI Bill gives vets money for tuition, housing and books. But paying for GIs' educations is nothing new. Stephen Smith of American Radioworks explores how the first GI Bill's push to education helped shape the U.S. economy.
Sep 28, 2009
Environmentalists and others are concerned over whether the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can be an unbiased party on a big climate change debate because of his affiliation with Union Pacific. Steve Henn reports.
Sep 25, 2009
Congress still has work to do if it wants to prevent another financial meltdown. Steve Chiotakis talks to Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about what bills are on the table, what's likely to pass and what should be on the radar.
Sep 23, 2009
Today, the House begins two weeks of hearings on banking reform. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will defend a plan to merge two of the four federal regulators. But the move is drawing its fair share of debate. John Dimsdale reports.
Sep 22, 2009
At the U.N.'s climate change summit today, President Obama declared that the U.S. is a serious partner in combating global warming. Bill Radke explores the president's message to world leaders with Marketplace's Tamara Keith.
Sep 17, 2009
Company executives are forbidden from trading stocks using insider knowledge, but no such law exists to prevent members of Congress from doing so. Steve Henn reports.
Sep 17, 2009
President Obama says he's abandoning plans for a large-scale missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Bill Radke discusses the move with Mike O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Sep 11, 2009
Day laborers and activists are on Capitol Hill today pushing for immigration reform. They argue the economic crisis has meant growing abuse of illegal workers -- and the practice is spreading to legal ones, too. Steve Henn reports.