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Jeremy Hobson speaks with Stephen Beard about government credit ratings, particularly in regards to Spain and Belgium. But one British fund manager believes that the U.S. could face a credit dip as well.
The African country of Ghana joined a very exclusive club today. The country began pumping oil of its coast -- an oil field the country hopes will bring in $1 billion per year.
Financial times reports Wells Fargo wants banks to keep more of the loans they make on their books -- rather than selling them to investors. Janet Babin explains.
The founder and CEO of Facebook beats out trapped Chilean miners and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to earn the venerable magazine's annual award. Listen to our interview with Jim Frederick, the Managing Editor of Time.com, and check out our slideshow of the past decade's winners.
There's some bad news for the Japanese economy. A closely watched index of how confident businesses are feeling about the future has gotten worse for the first time in nearly two years.
Federal agencies are beginning to shape the rules under Congress's financial overhaul, also known as the Dodd-Frank law. And it's set to be a long process, reports David Gura.
Nancy Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" initiative was supposed to reduce the House's carbon footprint. But it wasn't wholly successful, and critics complained it was a waste of money. It may be on the chopping block once the GOP takes over the House.
Rare earths are the metals commonly found in cell phones and hybrid cars, and the U.S. is ready to jump back into the industry. Molycorp Inc. is re-opening a rare earths mine in California, and Sarah Gardner got a first-hand look.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 15, 2010