U.S. visas waived for South Koreans

Nov 18, 2008
Travelers from South Korea no longer need visas to travel to the U.S., which is good news for the U.S. travel industry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports South Korean tourists tend to spend more than other foreign visitors.
Posted In: Travel

Letters: Creating jobs, helping students

Nov 11, 2008
Listeners wrote in about creating jobs for out-of-work Americans, student loans and having lobbyist-connected people on Obama's team. Also, Kai Ryssdal learns how to pronounce the name of a South Dakota city.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Jobs, Travel

Airfares dropping in time for holidays

Nov 10, 2008
Travelers, at least, are in for a happier holiday season. The price of airline tickets is dropping fast amid discount airfare wars between the major carriers. But those extra fees are likely to stay. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Financial crisis looks different in China

Oct 31, 2008
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.
Posted In: Agriculture, Economy, Food, Sports, Travel

States are in dire financial straits

Oct 29, 2008
The line for federal bailout money keeps growing. Now it's state and city governments that need a hand. State budget deficits are huge coast-to-coast. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Travel

Stricter enforcement for carry-on bags

Oct 27, 2008
Continental and other airlines will no longer allow carry-on luggage any bigger than the regulation size. Too many passengers were cramming the overhead bin space to avoid fees for checked bags. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

British economy shrinking fast

Oct 24, 2008
The economic situation in Britain is so bad that one restaurant sells meals for 1 pound to get customers to come back. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on dire predictions for the British economy.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Travel

U.S. dollar bouncing back

Oct 22, 2008
When the value of the U.S. dollar dropped, Americans traveling out of the country were bummed. But American companies made good money doing business overseas. Well, the tide is turning. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Last stops on the 'Road to Ruin?'

Oct 10, 2008
Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott hook up with Kai Ryssdal in St. Louis, at the end of their road trips through the Main Streets of America. So, has Wall Street put the country on the Road to Ruin?
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Ex-pats worry about U.S. troubles

Oct 7, 2008
Americans living abroad share their perspectives of the American financial crisis with our European Bureau Chief Stephen Beard. Another part in Marketplace's "Interested Parties" series.
Posted In: Travel