The markets had a little bump this week. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon from Portfolio.com about the news that drove the markets up and what's still weighing us down.
The earned-income tax credit is designed to give a break to low-income workers. But commentator Amity Shlaes says these days the poor may be paying too few taxes and the rich may have too big of a burden, which is not helping economic recovery.
Now that General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway have lost their Triple-A credit ratings, only five U.S. companies are left with that status. With fewer companies standing at the top, what does losing an A really mean? Jeremy Hobson reports.
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