Segments From this episode
The Obama administration wants a new federal agency to police home mortgages, mutual funds and credit cards, which right now is spread over several agencies. But exactly who will regulate what is still under consideration. Janet Babin reports.
Game developer 3D Realms has been working on a sequel to its Duke Nukem 3D game for 12 years. But this week, the company confirmed it's laid off the entire development team due to lack of funding. Rico Gagliano reports.
The new Whole Foods in Chicago isn't just a place to pick up the groceries. The three-floor mega-shopolis includes a bar, full food court and a place to park a kayak. Adriene Hill explores how "fun" might help the store in a recession.
Senators are exploring ways to fund health care reform, including a sin tax on sugary soft drinks. But the White House prefers a different approach. John Dimsdale reports where the groups diverge in funding ideas.
Irish low-cost airline Ryan Air is introducing some new fees today, including one where passengers will be charged for checking in online. Stephen Beard reports what else the carrier may ding its customers.
Health insurers have pledged to help curb rising health care costs. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus, who explores the insurance industry's past to see whether insurers are really on board this time.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 20, 2009