Segments From this episode
Congress is calling a session before the November elections. Senators have been avoiding controversial issues in this pre-election season, but they may determine whether Bush-era tax cuts stay or go in the lame duck session.
Brazilian oil company Petrobras announced a record-breaking stock offering. Some analysts expect tremendous growth from the country, but some are concerned that partial government ownership of the company may make the company less profitable.
Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong about China's withholding of rare earth minerals -- essential ingredients in hybrid car batteries and many tech gadgets -- and what restricted export may mean for the world economy.
One Los Angeles chef decided to take organic and local to another level by having customers bring fruits and vegetables from their backyards to put in the restaurants dishes. The county intervened, but the restaurant figured out a way to get its customers involved with the menu again.
Marketplace for Friday, September 24, 2010