Features by Alisa Roth

Toyota recalls another 1.7 million vehicles

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.

Obama hopes overhauling corporate taxes will keep the U.S. globally competitive

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.

Who benefits from an Academy Award?

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?

Delaware court hears cases on sub-prime mortgage documents

Delaware's Federal Court will hear two cases today regarding two bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders. The cases ask whether the lenders can trash thousands of boxes of original loan documents. Alisa Roth explains.

Automakers gear up for better fuel efficiency

Federal rules to increase fuel efficiency start to go into effect next year. Making cars smaller is the easiest way to boost miles per gallon, but Americans typically don't like small cars. As Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports, another road to greater fuel efficiency is to make cars lighter.
Posted In: Auto

Obama: "Dumb" red tape for business must go

President Obama has ordered a review of regulations that might stifle economic growth. He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb." But for small businesses, state and local regulations can be a big chill on hiring and growth.
Posted In: Small Business

GM wants to buy back financing arm

GM wants to buy back a part of Ally Bank, which was formerly known as GMAC, GM's financing arm. Marketplace's Alisa Roth takes a look at how an in-house lender can benefit a car company.
Posted In: Auto

Cupcakes go to Wall Street

Crumbs Bake Shop, a national cupcake chain, announced that it will be going public. The company plans on putting the money generated from listing shares on an exchange towards a major expansion. But is this just a fad? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Food, Wall Street

Visteon returns to the New York Stock Exchange

Visteon -- a car parts maker that was once part of Ford -- will start trading at the New York Stock Exchange again. Alisa Roth explains.

Detroit Auto Show to remain practical

The Detroit Auto Show begins on Monday, and while there'll be some exciting models, most auto manufacturers are keeping it simple, with new but practical technology rolled in. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto


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