This week: United and U.S. Airways talk merger, Obama banking tax, jobless benefits, Geithner in Beijing, Citigroup on Capitol Hill and that iPad thing.
Right now there's about one job available for every five people looking for work. But economics editor Chris Farrell says in only eight years, that figure will turn around. He explores the changing nature of the U.S. labor force with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions
Early reports indicate United Airlines and U.S. Airways are talking about joining forces. The merger of those two would create the second-biggest airline in the country. Bill Radke explores the move with Marketplace's Amy Scott.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has launched his campaign today for re-election, and the economy is, of course, the priority issue. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about how Brown is fairing with investors, voters and the markets.