Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Protesting snowmen, fake kidnapping, and a prize for watching Phoonk 2 alone.
Several years ago three U.S. companies sank millions of dollars into a forest reserve in southern Brazil to earn credits to cover some of their carbon emissions back in America. How does the scheme work on the ground? Michael Montgomery reports in collaboration with Mark Schapiro.
Atlantic Magazine's Megan McArdle and Visible Economy's Mike Mandel talk with Bob Moon about what they took away from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's appearance on Capitol Hill and whether the current health care bill does enough to control costs.
The Supreme Court will soon hear the appeal of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence. Brett Neely reports there are signs the justices may overturn an anti-fraud statute used to convict him.
A trade group of utilities has backed efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. But that group doesn't speak for all of its members. Jennifer Collins reports.
As of this week, the Small Business Administration has run out of stimulus funding to guarantee bank loans on favorable terms. At a House hearing, legislators grilled bankers and regulators on what they plan to do to jump-start lending. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Home sales were down last month while the Gross Domestic Product was up 5.9% at the end of last year. The latest economic data have one thing in common: snow. John Dimsdale reports it's having an increasing impact on the economy's performance.
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