Dutch insurance company AEGON is looking to make itself eligible for the U.S. financial bailout by buying American. If successful, it could receive more than a billion dollars of U.S. taxpayers' cash. Stephen Beard reports.
Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute joins Steve Chiotakis to give his take on the global economic situation for our "What's the Fix?" series. And he says a deep recession isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Retail sales have been dark lately, but alternative teen clothing chain Hot Topic has seen a bump in its sales. Renita Jablonski reports how the apparel and entertainment store may be reflecting a national mood.
In our latest installment of "What's the Fix?" we look to the natural world for market answers. Commentator and animal behavioralist Richard Conniff explains how elk defend themselves when they see a grizzly bear.
Mickey Mouse turns 80 today, and the mouse is doing well as a media mogul. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores why Mickey has remained strong as a brand -- from evoking family fun to growing up during the Great Depression.
Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.