The government reported a 6.1 percent contraction in last quarter's Gross Domestic Product. But Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial tells Bill Radke why we can expect stronger growth in the second quarter as a result of the GDP number.
As people ask what they can do to stay vigilant against the potential swine flu pandemic, the office has become a major area of concern. Jennifer Collins tells us how businesses are responding to the outbreak.
President Obama's budget is sitting before Congress and could pass sometime today. He got what he wanted in most ways, but missed getting more future bailout funds for banks. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn.
Royal Dutch Shell says profits fell 58 percent in the first quarter from the same time last year. But oil analysts say the company has come in ahead of consensus and future production is looking good. Christopher Werth reports.
Even though its global sales fell in the first quarter, BMW still says comparatively, it's actually doing fine. The company accredits its strategy to early attention to fuel efficiency and climate change. Stephen Beard reports.
The Republican Party has been criticized for falling out of step with its voters. So faced with a future where it needs to realign with the public, how will the GOP decide to move forward? John Dimsdale reports.
Citibank is asking the Treasury Department for permission to pay out retention bonuses to certain employees. The bank is worried that if it doesn't, some of its most profitable businesses could fall apart. Steve Henn reports.
Many are concerned about the effects a swine flu pandemic could have on an already ailing U.S. economy. But commentator Robert Reich says the real worry is that lots of people could get sick and many could die.
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