Jan 25, 2007
The head of Marriott International Inc. talks to Kai Ryssdal about why running the world's largest lodging company isn't so different from operating a nine-stool root beer stand.
Jan 24, 2007
Two guys from Ghana have an idea for creating an entrepreneurial bridge between their native African nation and the United States. Steve Tripoli has their story.
Jan 12, 2007
San Francisco's New Resource Bank calls itself the country's first commercial bank aimed at "green business." Its backers include people who made money off the tech boom a decade ago. Sarah Gardner reports.
Jan 9, 2007
The singer Morrissey — not exactly Mr. Happy — is in talks with the BBC to write Britain's entry in a European song contest. The Marketplace Players have an exclusive version of what we might expect.
Jan 1, 2007
For party planners like Justin Jones, the holidays are no time to kick back. Jones organizes over-the-top parties some of us get to enjoy — or at least read about.
Dec 28, 2006
Whether Steve Jobs was in on Apple's stock options scandal has yet to be determined. But as Janet Babin reports, it may not matter to the company's profits.
Dec 22, 2006
U.S. hub-and-spoke specialist Mesa Airlines is cashing in on the business world's Holy Grail — China — in a deal with Shenzhen Airlines. Steve Tripoli explains why both sides want this to work.
Dec 21, 2006
Russian oil company Gazprom will buy half of the world's largest liquefied natural gas project from Shell and two other investors. As Amy Scott reports, Shell didn't have much choice in the matter.
Dec 20, 2006
Starting a business is challenging under any circumstances, but try doing it amid deep poverty and a lack of know-how. Some folks on Indian reservations are — and they're succeeding. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Dec 19, 2006
Franchises rake in $1 trillion in retail spending a year. One out of 16 Americans works in one. Franchise owners get name recognition and marketing clout from the home office. And that's not all. Steve Tripoli reports.