May 9, 2013 Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
May 9, 2013 Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
May 2, 2013 The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
May 1, 2013 The Federal Reserve isn't expected to lower rates any more than it already has.
Apr 19, 2013 When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Apr 17, 2013 Britain's biggest retailer, the supermarket Tesco, has announced its first drop in profit in 20 years -- and its U.S. business expansion may be partly to blame.
Apr 10, 2013 In Neil Irwin's new book, "The Alchemists," central bankers conjure magic to bolster their economies after the financial crisis of 2008.
Apr 10, 2013 David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Apr 10, 2013 A preview of Bed Bath & Beyond's earnings: Housing uptick helps, and online competition lurks.
Apr 9, 2013 Ron Johnson's ousting as CEO of JC Penney ends his bid to break retail's cycle of marking products up just to mark them down in sales. Shoppers rejected Johnson's strategy of keeping low prices instead of discounting.