Features By Bill Radke



Empty office space at 16-year high

A new report says office vacancies are at their highest level in 16 years, with over 11 million square feet opening up in the first quarter of this year. Marketplace's Amy Scott tells Bill Radke how to size that figure up.
Posted In: Housing

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/2

This week: East Coast drilling, gas mileage, Toyota sales, and relentless iPad yearning.

Why top executive pay continues to fall

Top executive pay is down at the 200 largest U.S. companies for the second year in a row. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman, who reveals which CEOs are making a few less million this year.
Posted In: Jobs

Before the novel, he was a mailman

Some of the most famous writers of the past had to keep themselves alive somehow. Bill Radke talks to Lapham's Quarterly editor Lewis Lapham, who explored what authors like William Faulkner did before they were well-established.
Posted In: Jobs

Prevention's place in health care now

The new health care law is changing the way we approach the subject. L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus tells Bill Radke that one untold story is how our approach to disease prevention might be changing.
Posted In: Health

Rio Tinto sentence a 'wake-up call'

Some in the business world see the prison sentence of a top Rio Tinto executive as a severe wake-up call to those who engage in bribery and other illegal business practices in China. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong.
Posted In: Crime

U.S. pulls restaurants in Kandahar

The U.S. military is closing down a string of restaurants in the Kandahar, Afghanistan, the spiritual home of the Taliban, to remove Western influence. Bill Radke talks to Dion Nissenbaum, Kabul bureau chief for the McClatchy newspapers.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 3/26

This week: health care, social security, Google in China, funyuns, and student lending.

Rising health care costs? Hooray!

Many say health care costs will continue to soar despite the changes that will come about through health care reform. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Bill Radke that's actually good news.
Posted In: Health

Daimler in U.S. court for foreign bribery

German automaker Daimler has been charged with corruption, bribing officials in 22 countries. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why a U.S. court is handling a case of foreign corruption.
Posted In: Auto, Crime


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