Some prices are rising, but what's really driving inflation fears? Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management, and also gets word about Obama's financial plan from Marketplace's Steve Henn.
CDFIs are like banks that do risky lending to low-income people that other banks won't, and their services are needed now more than ever. The institutions will be getting help from the stimulus soon, but can't lend to everyone. Tamara Keith reports.
China just imposed a "Buy Chinese" policy on its economic stimulus package as demand for its exports remains in decline. But the E.U. is upset with the move, saying it sends the wrong signal. Stephen Beard reports.
The EPA is proposing new rules that would drastically cut mercury emissions and other pollutants from cement plants. But some worry the regulations may potentially be too stringent. Sarah Gardner reports.
Agriculture workers are used to long hours for low pay, but cutbacks and layoffs are making it even harder to get work where jobs were already tough to find. Jeff Tyler talks to farm workers in Tchula, Miss.
Angelenos were thrilled the Lakers took home the NBA title, but weren't so ecstatic to hear the city wanted to foot the bill. So the city found a group of private investors to pay for it. Rico Gagliano reports.
President Obama outlines his plans for fixing the financial system with a set of financial and banking regulations. Steve Chiotakis reviews the larger points of Obama's plan with Marketplace's Steve Henn.
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