Joel Patterson joined the Marketplace Index team in November 2011.
Features by Joel Patterson
Posted In: graduation, college grads, commencement speech, speech, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
With graduation in the air, here's a sampling of inspiring commencement speeches of 2012 featured in today's show.
Posted In: remarket podcast
From presidential posters to owls, we look back at some of the unique ways the Marketplace staff addressed the news this past week.
Posted In: bonds, counterfeit, U.S. Treasury, Switzerland, italy
Yep, that’s trillion with a “T”.
Posted In: real estate, homeownership, index
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.
Posted In: pringles, Kellogg's
The breakfast cereal king takes a shot at owning the between-meal-eating category as well.
Posted In: gas prices
It's only February and gas prices are already on the rise. At the current trajectory, summer could bring record highs at the pump.
Posted In: veterans, military, Jobs, Unemployment
With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, gas prices, wages
Macroeconomic signs point to a brighter future, but average Americans are still struggling with the basics.
Posted In: mortgage crisis, robosigning, President Obama, foreclosures, Housing
Five big banks punished for illegal lending practices.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, churn
Risk-averse Americans are less and less willing to quit their jobs in pursuit of a better fit.