President Obama has ordered federal government agencies to bar companies that are delinquent on their taxes from getting any new government contracts. Bill Radke gets more from Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
The Federal Housing Administration is set to raise the premiums on mortgage insurance and tighten lending standards for some borrowers. Steve Chiotakis analyzes the move with Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.
What happens when you get rear-ended on the highway and the other driver takes off without giving you their information? Bill Radke talks to L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus, who retells this tale and its costly consequences.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King wants to merge the IMF and G20, in hopes of creating a governing council that would encourage countries with high-savings rates to spend more at home. Christopher Werth reports.
A new study finds hydraulic fracturing, a process energy companies use to free up oil and gas reserves from rocks, can also contaminate ground water with known carcinogens. Environmental advocates want the process regulated. Sam Eaton reports.
Regulators in China are telling the country's major banks to get stingier with credit this year in an effort to keep the economy from overheating. Some fear the lending will lead to asset bubbles and inflation. Scott Tong reports.
A ProPublica study shows half of the state unemployment systems in the U.S. are deeply in debt. So far, states have borrowed $25 billion from the Feds in order to keep paying laid-off workers. Mitchell Hartman explores states' repayment options.
The White House has ordered that some high-value government data be made available online by the end of the month at data.gov, and Brett Neely reports with the right spin, tech heads can find a lucrative business.
The election of Republican Scott Brown to the Massachusetts senatorial seat dissolves the Democrats' filibuster-proof Senate majority. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale about how that will affect the White House agenda.
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