Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is wrapping up a week-long trip to Asia, largely spent in the Southeast. Natural resources are just one interest the U.S. has there. Bill Radke talks about the secretary's trip with Marketplace's Scott Tong.
As parts of the economy begin to pick back up, unemployment may be one of the last things to go. Some analysts predict employers will be reluctant to rehire more workers as that will eat into profits. Amy Scott reports.
The "Cash for Clunkers" program provides $4,500 to car owners who want to upgrade to an eco-friendlier car. But certain guidelines apply, including that the car be no older than 1984 and owned at least a year. Rico Gagliano reports.
A new study out today makes an economic case for rebuilding dwindling fish populations as quickly as possible. It argues overfishing at a too-high rate will cause the fish population to continue to decline. Sarah Gardner reports.
A British advocacy group wants to restore old usury laws to stop the banks from charging what they call excessive interest rates. Stephen Beard explores the group's main arguments and what platform they plan to lobby on.
Porsche head Wendelin Wiedeking announced his resignation this morning. The high-earning CEO can credit Volkswagen for his motivation to leave the company. Brett Neely explains what the automaker has to do with Wiedeking's departure.
New unemployment claims have been coming down, but the unemployment rate continues to be high. How is that possible, and how does it affect the big picture? Steve Chiotakis gets some answers from economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
The technology-heavy stock index has been rising consistently lately thanks in part to strong earnings from Apple and Intel. It's the first in awhile the Nasdaq has been on such a streak. Amy Scott reports.
Covering the uninsured and improving quality while cutting costs have been two of President Obama's objectives in a health care overhaul. To illustrate these goals, he's highlighting one hospital viewed as a success story. Tamara Keith reports.
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