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Russia's annexation of Crimea comes with a cost

Apr 18, 2014
The Russian government faces many costs including the bill for infrastructure upgrades, increased salaries and pensions for officials.
Posted In: Crimea, Russia

New trade talks spark beef over tariffs

Apr 18, 2014
U.S. is pressuring Japan to remove import tariffs on pork and beef
Posted In: free trade, TPP

How "public" is Weibo?

Apr 17, 2014
Weibo goes public on Nasdaq as concerns over censorship remain.
Posted In: Weibo, China, censorship

Backlash over Crimea hits Russian economy

Apr 16, 2014
Growth has slowed and could drop to zero within months, Russian politicians admit.
Posted In: Crimea, Russia

Oman: 15 percent unemployment, but jobs are open

Apr 16, 2014
The minimum wage isn't high enough to attract unemployed locals.
Posted In: oman, Oil

China GDP growth slips to lowest level in 18 months

Apr 16, 2014
Sustained high GDP figures usually reflect unhealthy growth
Posted In: China

Ukraine's economy, as felt on the street

Apr 15, 2014
"Ukraine needs help from abroad, that's what the interim government knows."
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea, Russia

The next time you 'Google' it may be via drone

Apr 15, 2014
Titan says its drones can stay aloft for years, without refueling
Posted In: Google, drones, internet access

In China, a city's water, poisoned

Apr 14, 2014
Lanzhou’s water supply was contaminated with Benzene, a cancer-causing chemical
Posted In: water, pollution, China

Alternative indicator gives high scores to Costa Rica

Apr 11, 2014
When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.
Posted In: costa rica

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Comment: The relationship between news and underwriters

Apr 16, 2010
When we report on companies, should we make a special acknowledgment if they are an underwriter? Share your comments and feedback.

Payday lenders take to the web

May 16, 2008
Despite a bad reputation, payday loan stores are popping up on every corner and now, online. Scott asks Stephen Franklin about the success of payday lenders and the pitfalls of signing up.

Feedback: Your ideas on what rich is

Oct 15, 2010
Are you rich? Do you feel rich? Come to think of it, just what is rich? Next week on Marketplace Money, we'll hear from people across the country to get their take on what is rich. In the meantime, we want your feedback. What is rich to you?

China: Stuck with its addiction to U.S. debt

Aug 7, 2011
Shanghai's Pudong district...built with help from the purchase of US debt. Officially, the response from China's government to...
Posted In: China, credit rating, downgrade, Standard & Poor's

Frum: This election, vote GOP

Oct 27, 2010
Marketplace commentator David Frum says aside from the conservative characters that haven't put the best face on the GOP, Frum says he'll be voting a straight Republican ticket this election.

Misplaced blame for Venezuela's woes

Feb 3, 2010
Commentator David Frum just came back from a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela and sends along his observations about the curious state of its economy.

Some don't buy Arizona boycotts

May 18, 2010
Yesterday Seattle city council became the latest to boycott Arizona over their controversial immigration law, but as Marketplace's Janet Babin reports, there's an equally powerful backlash against the backlash: that is, companies and citizens buying Arizona products in support of the new law.

Dear Prudence: Wedding gift etiquette?

Jan 22, 2010
Emily Yoffe, aka's advice columnist "Prudence," talks to Tess Vigeland about how to politely handle the art of wedding gift giving.

Paying... to pay your bills

Oct 13, 2010
If you pay your bills on time, you are to be congratulated -- and possibly charged a fee. Some lenders, telecommunications companies and other providers will charge you a fee just to allow you to pay your bills. L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about pay-to-pay fees and what we can do about them.

Why Main Street hates Wall Street

Oct 1, 2008
A majority in the House voted against the financial rescue bill, in part, because they were swamped with calls from angry constituents. Kai Ryssdal asks behavioral economist Dan Ariely why Americans want revenge.

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Where to sell Alibaba's treasure?

Mar 17, 2014
China's Alibaba Group says it will list in New York instead of Hong Kong.
Posted In: alibaba group, NYSE, China, New York

Love the ice cream truck? Thank inventor Fred Jones

Feb 21, 2014
After Fred Jones lost a truckload of overheated chickens, he invented the refrigerated truck. Jones was self-taught, but took out 60 patents in his lifetime.
Posted In: black history month

Climate change is making English wine better

Feb 21, 2014
Climate change is reversing the fortunes of a once derided industry.
Posted In: wine, Britain, United Kingdom, UK, France, Agriculture

Why is our banking system so far behind?

Feb 17, 2014
In U.S., it takes days for a bank payment to clear. In foreign countries, it happens in seconds.
Posted In: bank, online banking

Stressed out by the Davos World Economic Forum?

Jan 21, 2014
Try meditating with Goldie Hawn.
Posted In: Davos, World Economic Forum, Goldie Hawn

Drug cartels have an offer you can (and should) refuse

Jan 14, 2014
Mexican drug cartels increasingly use small businesses in the U.S. to launder their criminal revenues.
Posted In: money-laundering, drug cartel, Mexican cartel

Its industry in a slump, a Chinese Baijiu company hires American CEO

Nov 5, 2013
Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered government officials to put a stop to lavish banquets. And that had a tremendous impact on sales of baijiu, a Chinese grain alcohol as strong as moonshine. One Chinese company has chosen an American CEO to help resurrect its sales.
Posted In: China, globalization, alcohol

As global traffic spirals, roundabouts are on a roll

Oct 17, 2013
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly common here in America, and in other countries.
Posted In: roundabouts, Transportation, roads

The anatomy of a Shanghai land grab: Residents kidnapped, their homes destroyed

Oct 16, 2013
Local governments in China have taken the homes of at least 40 million people, selling that land to developers, in order to keep GDP growth figures well into the black.
Posted In: Shanghai, kidnappings, evictions, China growth, Communist Party

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank


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