Marketplace for Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Episode Teaser Image
A new study shows the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession. The British bank Standard Chartered is being accused of illegally hiding secret transactions with Iran. A report reveals 15 percent of Mitt Romney's Twitter followers are from fake accounts -- is there a business there? The Waldorf Astoria in New York City is housing thousands of bees on its roof. Commentator Robert Reich contemplates what would happen if all Americans got extended vacation, and reporter Eve Troeh explores what's happened to the traditional family resort in recent years.
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation
Congress is off on vacation until Labor Day. Robert Reich says a mandatory three weeks off would be good for all of us -- and the economy, too.
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation, Travel, tourism, Lake Arrowhead
Lake Arrowhead was developed nearly a century ago as a mountain summer resort for Southern Californians. The activities are the same, but how and when vacationers come to the resort has changed.
Posted In: beach balls, humor
The beach ball industry was flying sky-high, but now sales are crashing down to earth.