How does an impoverished nation boost tourism? Nepal is putting its most famous mountain on seasonal clearance. It works for clothing retailers, but discount-seeking climbers might pay a different kind of price. Jill Barshay explains.
The very first Labor Day wasn't exactly official. A bunch of workers just took the day off and held a massive demonstration, pressuring President Grover Cleveland into declaring it a national holiday. Jeremy Hobson has the history.
Congress returns from recess this week. First up: what to do about the mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit market crisis. Some worry that lawmakers will be too generous with taxpayer money in the fix. Steve Tripoli reports.
A new UN report shows that U.S. workers produce more output on average than those in any other country. Don't get too excited though; we also work more hours than almost everyone. Stephen Beard has more details.
Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.