Advocates say new, online programs will revolutionize higher education both in cyberspace and in the face-to-face classroom. But they may also be a threat to America's less-prestigious colleges and universities.
All three main political parties did worse than they were hoping in the U.K. elections, and will now have to form alliances in order to make a cohesive government. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets more from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
In light of the Gulf of Mexico incident, this is not the first time that Transocean, which built the faulty oil rig, has had safety issues. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who recalls the company's troubles in Britain.
European government officials and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on a bailout plan for Greece that would lend the country $40 billion if it can't raise money in the bond markets. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.