Marketplace for Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Most political candidates now fund their campaigns through what are called "leadership political action committees." In the first part of a special series, Steve Henn explains how those PACs work in the presidential election.
Commentator Robert Reich says "The Great Moderation" of the last two decades led Americans to think we didn't need much by way of social insurance. But now, he says, a radical economic swing is back and we should react to it.
Republican lawmakers have helped override a presidential veto on Medicare, and they've called for more time to consider the Treasury Department's plan to help Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on the GOP rebelliousness.
Showtime CEO Matt Blank talks about the network's chances in the new television landscape and life as part of the broadcast giant CBS.