May 9, 2012 President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage today, and the executive director of the Family Equality Council rung the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell.
May 3, 2012 Bill Clinton is warning Europeans that the prescription of austerity, quote "continues to be pushed in the face of evidence that it won't work." For those not inclined to accept this kind of economic advice from an ex-U.S. president, the question arises: who do Americans trust to handle these matters?
May 3, 2012 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are in China this morning. They're supposed to be talking about issues like trade. But instead, everyone's focused on a blind Chinese dissident who took refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and is now asking for asylum in the United States.
May 2, 2012 America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.
May 3, 2012 The question is: Will a blind Chinese activist's escape from house arrest muddy the economic waters?
Apr 27, 2012 Kai Ryssdal sits down with the Treasury Secretary to talk about the U.S. and European economies, and why his signature looks so different
Apr 27, 2012 In excerpts from Kai Ryssdal's interview with Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretary says the U.S. will withstand pressures from Europe's financial crisis, and that our economic relationship with China is "getting better."
May 2, 2012 Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson, the chairman of Virgin Group, was in Washington yesterday for a forum hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how businesses can help solve the world's problems. But why has he been able to succeed on a platform of "screw business and usual." Samsung reported record quarterly profits today, driven in big part by sales of is smartphones. So should global smartphone leader Apple be worried? And later today, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sits down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to talk recession and recovery.
Apr 27, 2012 The U.S. Treasury Secretary talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the slow but improved growth in the economy, pressures from Europe, and how he views his own legacy in office.