Segments From this episode
Christmas trees are essentially recession proof, but it's still been a rough year for the industry. Some Oregon farmers are trying to make the best of it. Amelia Templeton reports.
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with the big banks, and whether we have missed our chance to regulate them.
Earnings at top technology companies like Oracle and RIM, the makers of the Blackberry, have been better than expected. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports investors are hopeful businesses are finally starting to spend money again.
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, Deb Clark and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories involving Charles Dickens' toothpick, Wal-Mart's site-to-store shipping, and Obama wrestling.
Marketplace for Friday, December 18, 2009