Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, SEC Chair Sheila Bair and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are testifying before Congress today on how to fix the financial services industry. And they do not agree. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth.
The Nasdaq gained more than 2 percent today in its 12th straight advance. But not all tech companies are ascending. Bill Radke talks to Laura Didio from Information Technology intelligence Corp about the health of the tech sector.
The White House is expected to announce compeition for more than $4 billion in grants. But the money will only go to states that have taken clear steps toward reforming the education system. Alisa Roth reports.
Though the U.K. economy didn't shrink this quarter as badly as it did the first, it's still doing worse than analysts expected. Lack of credit and consumer confidence are two reasons pinpointed for the malaise. Stephen Beard reports.
President Obama has encouraged the transition from paper to electronic medical records in hospitals, but the transition still has some way to go. Today one hospital in Milwaukee is working its way through a digital transition. Erin Toner reports.
Congress is debating whether to allow government money to flow into firms backed by venture capitalists. Some argue start-ups can't make it without VC money, but that shouldn't cut them off from government funds. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Employers aren't thrilled about the additional costs that will come with paying workers a higher minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Jeff Tyler also reports the purchasing power of the minimum wage isn't what it used to be.
The Associated Press wants to make sure it's getting paid for its stories online, so the media outlet is creating a registry to see who's clicking. Alisa Roth explains how the proposed system will work.
The White House wants to give top authority to the Federal Reserve, which would mean other regulators would have to give up high positions. John Dimsdale explores the regulators' contention to relinquishing power.
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