Segments From this episode
The Federal Reserve monetary policy makers are facing a tough question: Will they be encouraging more risky behavior if they hold the lending rate to banks at, effectively, zero? Bob Moon reports.
Gatorade's U.S. sales dropped more than 10% last year. So the sports drink company is taking on a new strategy, and you might notice it if you tune into the NBA playoffs. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Credit rating agencies helped along the financial crisis by evaluating investments built from shaky subprime loans and giving the go-ahead to purchase. Will the financial reform bill do anything to change their relationship with banks? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Freelance business journalist John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether efforts to reform Wall Street might get somewhere after the fraud charges brought against Goldman Sachs by the SEC.
The recession hit Seattle later than other cities, but the Emerald City is still trying to decide if its economy is improving or getting worse. Jeff Tyler reports.
Marketplace for Friday, April 23, 2010