The Dodd-Frank law put a limit on banks' ability to use their customers' money to buy and sell risky investments. Democrats passed it because they said when those trades went south, taxpayers had to bailout the banks. House Republicans, now taking aim at the law, disagree.
While most managed stock market funds have stayed level since the financial meltdown, one kind of investing has been on the rise: socially responsible investing. It's become a trustworthy approach for investors still scared to take a financial risk, reports Eve Troeh.
Continuing our Welcome to New York week, Jeremy Hobson talks to award-winning restaurateur and chef Daniel Boulud about his favorite food spots and why people shouldn't give up on the idea of fine dining even during a recession.
Wherever he goes, the Dalai Lama, has an impact. Many who attend his events say they feel enlightened by his presence. But Tibet's exiled spiritual leader leaves a profound economic impact, too. Rob Schmitz reports.
As investors look for a safe place for their money after the Fed's announcement last week, the price of hit an all-time high of $1412.75 an ounce. This could be seasonal -- or it could not be. Alisa Roth has more.
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.