Vice President Joe Biden is championing the middle class by promoting a rise in the green jobs sector. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains the correlation between the two and why green jobs are expected to grow fast in coming years.
Citigroup says this morning, it reached a deal that gives U.S. taxpayers 36 percent stake in the bank. Bill Radke goes deeper into the deal with Marketplace's Dan Grech, who explains why the administration moved forward with the plan.
African craft artists pump about $300 million into the economy. But the locals are finding it tougher to compete with factories in China making replicas of their crafts. Gretchen Wilson explores how this is a form of identity theft.
President Obama wants to finance health care reform by rolling back tax cuts and deductions for people earning more than $250,000. Mitchell Hartman reports whether that tax increase will punish small businesses.
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch can usually be found answering questions on complex financial terms at the Marketplace Whiteboard. Today, Renita Jablonski asks him some additional questions from listeners in the studio.
Fannie Mae reported yesterday it lost nearly $60 billion last year. Now, the government-backed mortgage company is tapping its federal line of credit. Dan Grech reports how much the company will need to stay afloat.