It's recess time in Congress, and President Obama still hasn't reached his goal of putting health care reform on the fast track. Dan Grech explores how a five-week break might influence the proposed bill.
European bank HSBC reports its half-year earnings today, and analysts are forecasting a net loss of $600 million. Car loans and credit cards in the U.S. hurt the bank, as well as one particularly bad acquisition. Stephen Beard reports.
Consumers in Massachusetts have enjoyed a weekend-long holiday from state sales tax every August for the past five years. But this year, the break is gone and taxes are going up. Abigail Beshkin reports.
Despite representing over one-fourth of the U.S. population, plus-sized people are often under-served in businesses. But some companies are popping up that embrace the physical differences. Rico Gagliano reports.
Democrats are working on a bill that would force most credit-default swaps onto exchanges where they can be monitored by the government. Jeremy Hobson breaks down how these potential regulations would work and how they would help.
The government's Cash for Clunkers has been an instant hit -- so successful, in fact, that the car-swapping initiative may be out of money.
Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about the program's possible next steps.
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