Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, on WNYC, and WNET/Channel Thirteen New York.
Posted In: Traffic, cars, Transportation
Americans wasted a total of $121 billion dollars, or an average of $818 each, by sitting in traffic in 2011 according to a new report from the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M. Which cities have it worst?
Posted In: salary, human resources
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Two years after the Dodd-Frank Law was enacted, many in the banking sector are still grumbling about the change in regulation. How does that compare to when the rules change in another American pastime: Baseball? Schlumberger and Baker Hughes help big oil drill. But their business is softening as some drillers pull back due to the economic slowdown.
Posted In: commute, transporation
The majority of Americans still drive alone in a car to and from work. But in cities and states across the nation, the commuter population is turning to carpools, public transportation, walking, and bikes.
In Ceder Falls, Iowa, the brokerage firm Peregrine Financial filed to liquidate under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code amid accusations from federal regulators that Peregrine misused customer funds. In Washington today, the House Agriculture Committee is set to take up the Farm Bill -- which sounds like legislation that's all about farming, but in fact about three-quarters of it goes to fund food stamps and other nutrition programs. And in today's Money Matters segment, we focus on the financial decisions that families face when caring for an elderly relative.
This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think. Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. With few regulatory teeth, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as the place people go to air financial grievances.
The World Bank's outgoing president, Robert Zoellick, says that four years after eurozone debt became a problem, the world is entering a new and more precarious phase of the crisis. Starboard Venture has a 5 percent stake in AOL and now it wants three seats on the board of directors. Ahead of what's billed as a major speech by Barack Obama in Cleveland, Democratic strategists want the president to change his message to acknowledge slow growth.
The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, will be grilled on a huge trading loss by the bank's unit in London. Americans spend an average of $1,100 a year on clothes, and a lot of that is spent on cheap and trendy "fast fashion." Elizabeth Cline joins us to talk about the high cost of discount clothing detailed in her new book, "Overdressed." Verizon Wireless announced it's scrapping unlimited data plans which could force a change in our web surfing. And the popular '80s primetime soap, "Dallas," is getting remade with the all-important ad demographic of 18 to 35-year-olds in mind.
Global stock markets are turning their attention back to Greece and its elections this weekend that could lead to an exit from the euro. General Motors shareholders gather today for their annual meeting where one of the main questions will be: Why has the car maker's stock price been sagging in spite of its solid earnings? A new study that finds Americans paid $30 billion in overdraft fees last year despite efforts to curb them. Despite the shortened NBA season, basketball viewership is up thanks to the likes of Jeremy Lin and the 76ers.
Global markets are up -- for now -- on news this weekend that European leaders agreed to bail out Spain's banks to the tune of $125 billion. With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? The Apple Worldwide Developers conference kicks off in San Francisco today where CEO Tim Cook will unveil the company's newest products. And a Syrian doctor in Istanbul set up a free hospital to treat Syrian opposition fighters, but middlemen ripped off his patients.