Segments From this episode
As states struggle to cut their budgets, one place to look is prisons. Texas has saved money by changing its incarceration policy, but other states may not be able to follow the same model. Michael May reports.
A new report from a congressional watchdog agency says thousands of small and medium-sized banks are still threatened by bad loans. Elizabeth Warren, chair of that panel, talks with Bill Radke about the findings.
Reports out of China show the country is on its way back. It injected billions into its economy with a stimulus, but is all the money being used the right way? Scott Tong reports.
Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about why a judge is still refusing to sign off on a $33 million settlement between the SEC and Bank of America, and what's next in the case.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will meet in Washington, and one topic likely on the agenda is commercial real estate. Jeremy Hobson reports that malls and office buildings are emptying out, and values plummeting.
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest Labor Department report that says productivity in the second quarter rose by the largest amount in six years.
The new General Motors is ending its partnership in a program that's designed to prevent mercury pollution from scrapped cars just as thousands of clunkers are being junked. Tamara Keith reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 11, 2009