Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continued his testimony on Capitol Hill today in front of the Senate Banking Committee. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, a committee member, tells Bill Radke about concerns he's had with Bernanke's leadership.
Critics of proposed financial regulations say such rules could limit financial innovation. Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses financial innovations of the past with host Bill Radke.
Chinese regulators say the sale of Hummer to a Chinese company fell through because the application for the deal was incomplete. But some analysts say it was nixed because the gas-guzzling brand didn't fit with the image Beijing wants for its auto industry. Scott Tong reports.
President Obama's health care summit will be getting back to the essentials of cutting costs. The president's reform plan would try to accomplish this by requiring all Americans to buy insurance. Gregory Warner reports.
A House panel is investigating how to prevent endocrine disruptors -- synthetic chemicals found in everyday products -- from getting into drinking water. Health advocates say the chemicals harm human reproduction. Sarah Gardner reports.
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