Segments From this episode
Obama has many new ideas on the table to help solve our economic problems in the U.S. But journalist Ron Suskin says in previous tough situations, Obama hasn't been tough enough.
Trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea are on the table in Washington. We speak to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank about why we need to support such deals.
Speculation about today's Apple product announcement, the first since Steve Jobs stepped down, includes the possibility of a 'virtual personal assistant.'
Europe has been worried about the banking system being hurt by the bad debt of countries like Greece, Spain, and Italy. Now the bank Dexia is being propped-up by the governments of France and Belgium.
A report by the inspector general now shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac knew about foreclosure wrongdoing, like robosigning, before 2010. Now, homeowners may be allowed to appeal the previous decisions.
The Belgian bank Dexia is in trouble, running out of cash because it owns so much European debt. But the bank's failure could also affect many American cities.
Marketplace Morning Report for October 4, 2011