Marketplace for Tuesday, August 5, 2008
A free trade agreement with Colombia remains stalled in Congress over human rights concerns, but commentator Susan Aaronson says expanding trade may be the best way to help Colombia make progress on rights.
Advertisers are inviting modern artists to reinvent some of their older slogans. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Current TV's Douglas Caballero how product jingles are making their way up the Top 40 charts.
With more Americans paying their credit card bills late or not at all, issuers are clamping down on credit lines. But that's hurting small businesses, which rely on credit to pay their bills. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Oil
John McCain and Barack Obama have spent the past week talking up their energy plans. But the toll on Americans' pocketbooks from the high costs of fuel have forced both candidates to change their stances on a number of policies. Steve Henn reports.