The bankers in the Chrysler sale say they aren't going to be able to sell off loans Chrysler's arranged in the deal, due to a credit-market squeeze. Kai Ryssdal talks to an executive in the credit market about what's going on.
The FBI has asked Congress for money to pay telecommunications companies to store customer data in case agents decide they need it. Watchdog groups worry about the temptation for an abuse of power. Steve Henn reports.
The SEC considered new rules that would give shareholders more influence over a company's board of directors. Some groups argue that giving shareholders more power would be an unnecessary burden on executives. Jeff Tyler reports.
Senator Barack Obama and others are changing the rules of what it means to be a black leader. Commentator Marcellus Andrews says we should dump the idea that the only good government for black people is a black-only government.
This weekend, a Southern California shoe company will give one pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair purchased. Brett Brune reports on the company's charitable nature despite its for-profit status.
With illegal migration to Europe a big problem in Morocco, the country is considering ways to keep its citizens in. John Laurenson has the story from phosphate-mining town Khouribga, a popular point of departure.
If your close friends become obese, it's likely you'll become obese, too. That's according to a study out today by the New England Journal of Medicine, which is framing obesity as a social disease. Curt Nickisch 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.