Marketplace for Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Posted In: Crime, Immigration
A small businessman who runs a car repair shop in Minneapolis is doing rather well these days, as customers try to extend the lives of their beaters. But he has a big obstacle to success -- he's an undocumented Mexican immigrant. Stephen Smith reports.
There's been a lot of talk about how much it will cost to keep the Big Three automakers in business. But Commentator Robert Reich says there's more on the line than just money.
Posted In: Economy
The dollar has dropped dramatically against key foreign currencies. It now stands at a 13-year low against the yen, and it's back to October lows against the euro. But currency experts expect the U.S. economy to bounce back before others, Jeremy Hobson reports.