Segments From this episode
From education to health care reform, President Obama has used the crisis to his advantage and tackled several issues right away. But Commentator Will Wilkinson says by taking advantage of the crisis, it's deepening from neglect.
Some Democratic leaders in Congress want to bring back the uptick rule, which limits the practice of short selling on Wall Street. Bob Moon explores the origins of the rule and why some don't like "short people."
A robotics conference in San Diego today is attracting a record number of researchers interested in how to make machines work better. Caitlan Carroll explores the wide range of applications being considered for the industry.
The Bank of England will be generating more than $100 billion to buy long-term government bonds from commercial banks in hopes to get them lending. This "nuclear option" has never been tried in the U.K. or U.S. before. Stephen Beard reports.
Stock in eBay is slipping as consumers trend towards hard price tags over the chance of an auction. So analysts anticipate eBay to start nurturing PayPal, its other business. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
A recent open house at a popular LA hair transplant clinic was packed with men. But LA Times business columnist David Lazarus told Bill Radke the rise in demand is less for vanity and more to maintain a competitive edge in the job market.
Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City have seen their profits slide for months, but February profits are up at Detroit casinos and at most casinos in Missouri. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2009