How can poverty remain pervasive in African, Asian and Latin American countries that have received billions in aid? Corruption, says Edward Miguel, author of "Economic Gangsters." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about it.
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. John Serrantino owns a pizza place in New York's financial district.
Travelers, at least, are in for a happier holiday season. The price of airline tickets is dropping fast amid discount airfare wars between the major carriers. But those extra fees are likely to stay. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
In Pierre, S.D., where few medical specialists practice, people live longer than those living in an upscale retirement community in Florida with specialists of all kinds. Commentator Robert Martensen explains why.
When a store goes into bankruptcy, what happens to the plastic gift cards people haven't redeemed? Circuit City, for example, has asked the bankruptcy court to allow it to honor the cards, but no decision yet. Renita Jablonski reports.
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