States are leaning on nonprofits more and more in this economy for all kinds of services -- public safety, housing, food assistance. But a new report says cash-strapped states aren't paying the nonprofits on time. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
American billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are hosting a fundraising dinner for China's richest, but RSVPs so far have been slow to come. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz reports on why the Chinese elite are hesitant.
Every time you swipe one a rewards card at a store, that data goes somewhere to get analyzed. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at the multi-billion dollar data mining industry -- how it has evolved and where it will go.
Getting a masterpiece commissioned isn't just limited to the wealthy. Commissioning clubs let people contribute as much as they want -- from the equivalent of giving up one restaurant dinner a month to more than the cost of a European cruise.
Bill Radke speaks with Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts about how contributions to American arts nonprofits have been faring through the recession and why companies and people should support the arts.