Segments From this episode
Covering the uninsured and improving quality while cutting costs have been two of President Obama's objectives in a health care overhaul. To illustrate these goals, he's highlighting one hospital viewed as a success story. Tamara Keith reports.
The technology-heavy stock index has been rising consistently lately thanks in part to strong earnings from Apple and Intel. It's the first in awhile the Nasdaq has been on such a streak. Amy Scott reports.
New unemployment claims have been coming down, but the unemployment rate continues to be high. How is that possible, and how does it affect the big picture? Steve Chiotakis gets some answers from economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Porsche head Wendelin Wiedeking announced his resignation this morning. The high-earning CEO can credit Volkswagen for his motivation to leave the company. Brett Neely explains what the automaker has to do with Wiedeking's departure.
One advantage of shopping on Amazon.com is the lack of sales tax on purchases. But some states are trying to tack on a tax using local affiliates. Deborah Wang explores where this idea has backfired.
A British advocacy group wants to restore old usury laws to stop the banks from charging what they call excessive interest rates. Stephen Beard explores the group's main arguments and what platform they plan to lobby on.
A new study out today makes an economic case for rebuilding dwindling fish populations as quickly as possible. It argues overfishing at a too-high rate will cause the fish population to continue to decline. Sarah Gardner reports.
The "Cash for Clunkers" program provides $4,500 to car owners who want to upgrade to an eco-friendlier car. But certain guidelines apply, including that the car be no older than 1984 and owned at least a year. Rico Gagliano reports.
As parts of the economy begin to pick back up, unemployment may be one of the last things to go. Some analysts predict employers will be reluctant to rehire more workers as that will eat into profits. Amy Scott reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is wrapping up a week-long trip to Asia, largely spent in the Southeast. Natural resources are just one interest the U.S. has there. Bill Radke talks about the secretary's trip with Marketplace's Scott Tong.
Steve Chiotakis checks in with Amy Scott about jobless claims and talks to Jane D'Arista with Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
President Obama wants to require FDIC-like insurance for risky investments, "far-out transactions." Bill Radke asks professor Hilary Sale at Washington University how this might work.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 23, 2009