Segments From this episode
In the rehashing of what happened on the stock market yesterday, the fight has largely come down to computers versus people. Some are blaming so-called high-frequency trading and others take the fat-finger theory that a trader typed in too many zeroes in a sell order. Amy Scott reports.
Investors are looking at the debt problems in Europe and the effect they're having on the credit markets there. A number of indicators point to a tightening of credit at European banks. Jeremy Hobson reports.
There were 290,000 jobs created in April, but the unemployment rate went up two ticks to 9.9%. That's because more people entered the labor force -- nearly a million more unemployed workers hunting for jobs that are still hard to come by. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about what happened when the Dow plunged this week, and whether the fall will help with financial reform.
The clock is ticking -- Have you bought your mom a Mother's Day gift? Tanya Ott has some advice: Forget the candy and flowers and give your mom some extra hours of sleep.
After the U.K.'s general election resulted in a hung parliament, its two big parties are trying to put something together with the third-place Liberal Democrats. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Marketplace for Friday, May 7, 2010