The charitable organization CARE is turning down $45 million in U.S. government aid because, it says, the strings attached to the food aid package are hurting developing countries. John Dimsdale reports.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the head of the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis had basically the same message today -- despite the market unease, there's no plan for government intervention. Bob Moon has more.
You probably won't find Shawn Carter or Curtis Jackson on any list of Who's Who in American Business. But they're on top of the new Forbes magazine list of hip-hop's cash kings. Forbes' Lea Goldman is on the beat.
Worries about the usually safe investment in "commercial paper" -- short-term bonds companies float to run their operations -- are trickling through the markets. Moody's chief economist John Lonski explains.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents not to give cough or cold medicines to children under 2 unless a doctor says so. The recommendation comes after a campaign by pediatricians who've treated overdoses of cold remedies. Helen Palmer reports.
Meet a woman who's trying to get Cambodia a piece of the action in the international silk trade. The silk empire she's stitched together is the biggest employer in her province. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.
Marketplace® is your liaison between economics and life. Noted for timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business news across both audio and digital platforms, Marketplace programs are heard by more than 12 million weekly listeners. This makes the Marketplace portfolio the most widely heard business or economic programming in the country.