Roy Stearns, spokesman for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, talks with Bill Radke about how the department is coping with the Golden State's budget hole by asking people to sponsor its parks.
Foreclosures continue to swamp states like California, Nevada and Florida. But now states like Idaho and Arkansas, which didn't have high rates of subprime mortgages before, are also starting to feel the pain. Jeff Tyler reports.
Once the ink dries on a new merger, some companies find uniting their workforces is a different matter entirely. Many such financial institutions are dealing with culture clashes amidst employees. Amy Scott reports.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will set up its first permanent office in Beijing later this year. Chinese authorities must still approve the move, but some say it could help China crack down on shoddy goods. Amy Scott reports.
To combat their city's high crime rate, businesses in Lancaster, Penn. raised capital to install and operate an elaborate security network. But some worry about giving control of the cameras to a non-police entity. Joel Rose reports.
A new scientific study out of the U.K. says organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food. Not sparkling news for the organic food industry. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Even as the economy shows signs of a turnaround, experts say more people will likely become homeless. This is leading to a strain on U.S. shelters and limiting the options for those without permanent housing. Jeremy Hobson reports.
The wife of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff is being sued for millions acquired from her husband's investment firm. She's the first of Madoff's family to be sued over his case. Mitchell Hartman has more details.
With mail volume down 20 percent and a mountain of debt to sort out, Congress wants to know what the U.S. Post Office plans to do to bring costs down. This could mean the end of Saturday deliveries. John Dimsdale reports.
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