Nov 30, 2011 In the wake of a turbulent month for markets and economies around the world, Kai Ryssdal hosts a special one-hour Marketplace audio broadcast examining where the U.S. economy is headed and how we got here.
Sep 22, 2011 How long will the market volatility continue? It may not be a textbook recession, but we may have a few more months of disappointing numbers.
May 4, 2012 Don Holzschuh has been driving semi-trucks in the Midwest for nearly 35 years. He talks about how he's been trying to survive financially, and why he thinks the recession isn't over.
Sep 22, 2011 A new study finds two out of 10 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line, more than a decade ago
Sep 22, 2011 The Annie E. Casey Foundation survey reports that the child poverty rate in the U.S. rose by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009 -- and 7.8 million children have at least one parent who's unemployed
Sep 22, 2011 Richard Dekaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, says modest inflation is starting to catch 'our attention, but not ringing any alarm bells,' meaning as long as the labor market continues anemic hiring, we run the risk of deflation.
Sep 22, 2011 A new study shows the social costs of impoverished children are growing, with economic consequences like high unemployment extending far into the future
Sep 22, 2011 Germany and France are proposing closer economic relations between the 17 countries in the Eurozone to coordinate economic activity and public spending plans
Sep 22, 2011 China holds $1 trillion in U.S. debt, and the Chinese government is looking for reassurances from Vice President Biden that the Obama administration has a plan to deal with economic uncertainty to keep that investment safe