Investor Warren Buffett is donating more than $30 billion to help the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation help humankind. Amy Scott looks at what the gift might mean for the future of philanthropy.
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris says a bill that's supposed to protect consumers' private financial data only protects…
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, naked short selling. You hear it, you see…
With an estimated 50,000 GM and Ford employees expected to take buyout packages from the two carmakers, the United Auto Workers union will be taking a serious hit to its membership. John Dimsdale reports.
If there was ever a good time to have high cholesterol, this might be it. The patent on the cholesterol-lowering statin drug, Zocor, expires today. So, generics will soon hit the market, bringing prices down. Helen Palmer reports.