Features by Alisa Roth
Political and economic turmoil in the Middle East is forcing American businesses to make contingency plans in a time of great uncertainty.
After an 18-day wave of demonstrations, President Hosni Mubarak hands control of Egypt to the military. Egypt's economy has ground to a halt since the turmoil started over two weeks ago.
The turmoil in Egypt continues to extend beyond the country's own borders. In Jordan, citizens are protesting President Hosni Mubarak's continuation of power. And that has added more uncertainty to business. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan.
In countries such as Egypt and Jordan, the poor are locked out and frustrated because a corrupt elite hogs opportunities and assets.
According to Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta, U.S. reports indicate that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could step down as early as Thursday night. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan, about the economic implications of an Egyptian democracy.
Posted In: Travel
When protests hit one nation, like Egypt, some tourists avoid the whole region. Marketplace's Alisa Roth is in Jordan and she reports that tourism revenues in that country have slumped by a quarter in recent months.
As protests continue in Egypt, ratings agency Moody's is concerned the turmoil could spread to neighboring countries. Moody's downgraded Jordan's credit outlook to negative today. Alisa Roth reports on the country's upheaval from Amman, Jordan.
Posted In: Banks, Personal Finance
The shutdown of banks in Egypt is blocking Egyptians working overseas from sending money home. Remittances are nearly as important to the economy as tourism.
Posted In: Auto
Defying skeptics, Chrysler narrowed its losses in 2010 and predicts a net profit this year with new models and Fiat's leadership.
This morning we'll get the GDP number -- telling us how fast the economy grew -- from the U.S. government. Alisa Roth explains how we can interpret that number, and what it means.