Apr 13, 2012 Imagine if the U.S. Economy grew at 8.1 percent a year instead of the 3 perecent we've been living with. But in China this means slower growth recorded in the first three months of the year.
Apr 13, 2012 The last three months in China were the worst for the country’s economic growth since 2009 -- 8.1 percent GDP, compared with 8.9 percent last quarter.
Apr 12, 2012 The price of gasoline is skyrocketing in the U.S. -- so why is natural gas at its lowest price in years?
Apr 12, 2012 Anyone who’s filled up a gas tank recently would probably conclude there’s not enough supply and there’s too much demand, that’s why it costs almost $4 on average a gallon nationwide to fill up your tank. But when it comes to natural gas the supply demand problem is just the opposite.
Apr 13, 2012 Marketplace's Rob Schmitz was offered a rare glimpse into the world of Apple's usually secret supply chain. Here's the story of the people who help run Apple's Chinese producer, Foxconn.
Apr 11, 2012 What's life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.
Apr 10, 2012 Bloomberg News reports that local beer in China tends go for the equivalent of about 30 cents a can, so there's the push is on for super fancy high end beer like... Budweiser.
Apr 10, 2012 Poachers ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest to cash in on demand for geoducks.
Apr 9, 2012 Natural gas is housed in underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers. And the glut of gas means they are filling up too fast.