Features by Alisa Roth
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.
Toyota announced this morning it's recalling 1.7 million vehicles. This time, the problem is with various faulty parts, including defective fuel devices. Alisa Roth has more.
The President gave his State of the Union Address last night. Among his many talking points, President Barack Obama hopes cutting corporate taxes will keep the U.S. globally competitive. Alisa Roth has more.
An Academy Award -- or even a nomination -- is a ticket to success for actors and directors. But what does it mean for the rest of the Hollywood food chain? The editors, the sound guys, and the camera operators?