Features by Bill Radke

Amazon ebook sales pull ahead of traditional books

Amazon reported sales of digital books were much stronger this quarter than old-fashioned books, with 143 ebooks selling for every 100 hardcovers.
Posted In: Retail

MID-DAY UPDATE: BP: 'Tis but a scratch!

*The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: bailout, benefits, BP, Chrysler, GM, Halliburton, mid-day update, Obama, TARP, Unemployment

Report: Government made car dealerships close too fast

A new report on the financial bailout program says the government pressured car companies to close too many dealerships too fast, which may have had a detrimental effect on the economy.
Posted In: Auto

BP regroups as well begins seeping oil

The capped BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping oil, and oil giant and U.S. government are at odds about what to do next.
Posted In: Oil

MIDDAY UPDATE: Oil feels so good when it stops

/**/ How do they decide how much of BP's oil spilled? Our reporter goes to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to find out. Big companies say they earn...
Posted In: BP, Earnings, Goldman Sachs, Marketplace Minute, Radke

VIDEO: Oil feels so good when it stops

On this week's Marketplace Minute: BP oil stops leaking, FDA backs Avandia, Goldman Sachs settles with the SEC, a strong earnings season, financial reform, and Tiger Woods separates from his putter.

Goldman Sachs, SEC deal could lead to other bank settlements

Goldman Sachs' half-billion dollar settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission could lead to similar deals with other big-player banks.
Posted In: Banks

Making a case for immigrants and innovation

Opponents of immigration are belting some harsh rhetoric in the wake of Arizona's new hard-line laws. But economics editor Chris Farrell explains why immigrants are crucial to U.S. entrepreneurship.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Immigration

FDA says Avandia can stay on market despite risks

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended that GlaxoSmithKline's billion-dollar diabetes drug, Avandia, be allowed to stay on the market.
Posted In: Health

SEC considers settling lawsuit against Goldman

The Securities and Exchange Commission is talking to Goldman Sachs about settling its lawsuit against the bank over its actions during the housing collapse.
Posted In: Banks, Investing


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