Three more big banks have settled a fraud probe into the sale of auction rate securities, but billions in these securities aren't covered by settlements so far. Dan Grech reports around 40 other companies remain under investigation.
Now NBC says it's on track to turn a $100 million from the Olympic Games, which is a profit the network shouldn't take for granted. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Variety's Mike Speier about NBC's success.
Puma had an excellent jump in sales thanks to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who won a gold for the 200-meter run. But other Olympic athletes have had less success selling their official products, as Scott Tong reports.
The CME Group's acquisition of NYMEX is expected to close today. The deal will give CME Group control of 98 percent of all contracts traded on U.S. futures exchanges. Adriene Hill reports why this deal is so big.
The closing ceremonies for the Summer Olympics are Sunday night, and only so many winners will walk away with big-money endorsements. Bob Moon talks about the gold medal deals with sports commentator Diana Nyad.
Companies are reporting their profits for the second quarter, and oil and energy have profited from high prices. But Amy Scott reports if you don't count banks and other financial companies, earnings actually improved a bit.
Foreign investors have pulled billions of dollars out of Russia in response to its invasion of Georgia. Official figures show the sharpest fall in the country's foreign currency reserves for a decade. Stephen Beard reports.
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.