Even if the Big Three were to be bailed out, it doesn't mean that customers will come running. Janet Babin reports the issues surrounding auto companies with questionable futures and how the government could help.
Congressman John Dingell, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a fundraiser today for freshman Democrats. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into the money message this sends to newcomers early on.
Pirate have been hijacking ships crossing the Gulf of Aden, a stretch of water between Yemen and Somalia. Stephen Beard reports the costs of the lotting and how ships might be able to avoid future trouble.
The town of Saltillo, Mexico was nicknamed "Little Detroit" for its bustling car manufacturing industry. But declining auto sales have taken their toll on the town's related businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Today, the Senate will consider allowing bankruptcy judges to modify terms of mortgages for homeowners in trouble. John Dimsdale explores how this could potentially make many mortgages out of reach for the middle class.
Corporate leaders are banding together to push Congress for more aggressive green mandates, from renewable energy to a stricter cap and trade system. Sarah Gardner reports what else the new coalition, BICEP, is pushing.
The Food and Drug Administration opened up its first overseas office today in China in an attempt to get closer to where issues could start. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about other FDA offices to follow.
Detroit's car makers will try again to get help from the U.S. financial bailout today. The Big Three claim it would be more beneficial to the U.S. to be bailed out, and Janet Babin explains one bank report backs them up.
President-elect Obama is considering several "czar" positions for his cabinet to head up everything from technology to cars. But commentator Will Wilkinson says the only thing czars are good at is looking busy.
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.