Marketplace AM for December 1, 2005
The European Central Bank raised interest rates today by a quarter of one percent, to two and a quarter percent. This is the first increase in five years. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
The Connecticut legislature just became the first in the country to pass a public financing system that affects all statewide races. It could provide a model for other states. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the economics behind proposals to raise the federal minimum wage.
These days, on-site laundry and secure parking may not be enough to lure renters to apartment buildings. Nancy Greenleese looks at what one Denver property owner is doing to fill his buildings.
A group of architects, engineers and private citizens offers recommendations today about how to rebuild the Big Easy in the wake of Katrina. Dan Grech looks at the proposals.
The makers of the BlackBerry e-mail device have suffered setback in their efforts to settle a lawsuit over use of the technology that powers the PDA. Ethan Lindsey sorts out the details.
Credit card companies have begun to raise finance charges for unpaid balances. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at why.