Marketplace for Friday, August 21, 2009
Some consumers find credit cards are as addictive as cigarettes or alcohol. But programs like Debtors Anonymous offer plastic junkies the support to quit for good. Tess Vigeland reports.
China is dealing internally with two lead-poisoning scandals at once. More than 2,000 children have been affected from metal-smelting facilities near rural Chinese villages. Scott Tong reports from Hunan province.
At a meeting of central bankers, Ben Bernanke said a return to growth in the near term appears likely. Tess Vigeland gets an analysis of the Federal Reserve chief's address from Michael Bernstein of Tulane University.