Marketplace for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Even though the Federal Reserve can print pretty much all the cash it needs, it's now considering borrowing money by selling bonds. Steve Henn reports.
The Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization is set to question the Treasury Department's strategy for the $700 billion bailout. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, discusses her views with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Charity
If you're facing harder times but still want to give back, you may think the best way is through volunteering. But Holden Karnofsky, co-founder of a charity evaluation website, says your time would be better spent finding a nonprofit worthy of your money.
Demand for recycled goods is down, causing a billion dollar industry to lose much of its steam. But another byproduct of the recycling industry's downturn is the creation of new opportunities. Sam Eaton reports.
Commentator David Frum says President-elect Obama's stimulus programs will cost America a pretty penny, money we can't afford to spend or borrow.