Professional sports haven't been immune to problems from the recession. But business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad tells Kai Ryssdal the sports having the most trouble are the ones with the biggest toys.
Perhaps no one in the sports business has been affected quite like NASCAR, who will be laying off several workers due to lack of sponsorship. Scott Jagow talks race cars with sports commentator Diana Nyad.
NASCAR has switched to a bigger, heavier car that was tough on tires, and Goodyear -- the exclusive tire supplier for the sport -- wasn't able to come up with a tire deemed safe and good on the track. Scott Graf reports.
Besides food scandals, there are lots of issues for Marketplace's Shanghai Bureau Chief Scott Tong to take on. Kai Ryssdal talks to him about reporting on China's complex economy and how the nation is dealing with the global economic crisis.
The Phillies are back in the World Series for the first time in 15 years, and the team's home city finds itself a little unprepared. Peter Crimmins reports why Philly's hotels are booked and the bars are out of beer.
Maple wood baseball bats are favored by about 60% of Major League Baseball players because they perform better. But maple bats can shatter and hurt people, which has drawn the scrutiny of an MLB safety committee. Nancy Farghalli reports.