Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government agreed to buy AES subsidiary La Electricidad de Caracas for $800 million. AES valued it at $2.6 billion. Kai Ryssdal talks with economic journal editor Robert Bottome about the deal.
More than 50 American defense and aerospace companies are at the Aero India show this week, showing off their flashiest aircraft. But the trip was a long way to go for not much payoff. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Carl Icahn's private equity fund has made a deal to buy the auto-parts maker Lear for close to $3 billion — at a time when parts suppliers are struggling. Amy Scott reports on what Icahn might have in mind.
A House committee released a $1.2 billion package of small-business tax cuts today. The House is trying to find common ground with the Senate on a minimum-wage increase, but that ground is proving shaky. Steve Tripoli reports.
Towns in Connecticut, Texas and Wisconsin will tell you in short order that they're the birthplace of the modern-day American hamburger. Reporter Brian Bull did some grilling to get to the meat of their claims.
For observant Jews on the sabbath, work, electrical devices and machinery are off-limits. But some Israeli rabbis are making machines to keep the faithful inside the letter — and spirit — of religious law. Shia Levitt reports.
Marketplace® is your liaison between economics and life. Noted for timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business news across both audio and digital platforms, Marketplace programs are heard by more than 14 million weekly listeners. This makes the Marketplace portfolio the most widely heard business or economic programming in the country.