Segments From this episode
A report finds the U.S. is only spending one-third of what's necessary to keep up its roads. The gas taxes that pay for roads and bridges now aren't as effective as cars become more fuel efficient. Sarah Gardner reports.
The Japanese economy is struggling in no small part due to the poor health of exports. Products like cars and flat-screen TVs are usually bought on credit, which these days is hard to come by. Scott Tong reports.
Gap's sales began to struggle a few years before the recession was official. Today, issues like use of retail space and a cluttered market hurt Gap and other stores like Banana Republic. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Write-downs have been a major player in the recession's ongoing drama with banks' balance sheets. But what are they? Marketplace's Bill Radke explains in our latest Marketplace Decoder.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 26, 2009