Segments From this episode
Former executives of the mortgage giant Fannie Mae testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The execs said Fannie and Freddie failed because they were victims of an unsustainable business model. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
MasterCard will soon launch a big marketing campaign for its MarketPlace, an online mall, which it says will be specifically tailored to shoppers. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Mattel's newest Barbie is a computer engineer because of a well-orchestrated campaign. Erin Fitzgerald, a Defense Department electrical engineer, talks with Bob Moon about why she helped rock the vote for the doll's career move.
Freelance business journalist John Carney and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Bob Moon about why so many bankers went before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission claiming ignorance, and China's move to reevaluate its currency.
ProPublica's Michael Grabell talks with Bob Moon about an investigative report he co-wrote involving a program designed to conceal private jets' flight plans for security reasons, and how it's being misused.
Giving away $10 each day for a year might seem strange for someone who is unemployed. Rebecca Sheir reports on one Washington D.C. man's unique project, Year of Giving.
Marketplace for Friday, April 9, 2010