May 30, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says lawmakers need to apply the brakes on automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the end of the year or the U.S. may face a new recession.
May 28, 2012 Miami Herald reporter Douglas Hanks on why a hardware store has decided to get rid of the penny and what it's done for business.
Jan 9, 2013 The Treasury Secretary had to upgrade his autograph to appear on U.S. currency, he revealed in an interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal
Apr 24, 2012 The Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than previously thought in 2033. As for Medicare, that's still on track to run out of cash in 2024.
Apr 20, 2012 The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?
Apr 16, 2012 Iceland is looking to possibly adopt the Canadian currency. How would that work, and might that affect either country's economies?
Apr 12, 2012 Canada just recently announced plans to phase out the penny, and now it's looking to bring it back -- in digital form.
Apr 3, 2012 A new report from the General Services Administration's inspector general says government officials spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas -- and the money wasn't only going to binders and bag lunches.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 2, 2012 Myanmar's foreign minister announced that historic elections in the country have gone smoothly, including apparent victories by pro-Democracy candidates. Also this morning, Myanmar's central bank floated the country's currency for the first time.