Segments From this episode
Pakistan is very important to American efforts to bring stability to Middle East economies, and President Pervez Musharraf's departure raises many concerns. Kai Ryssdal talks to an expert on Pakistan's economy.
NBC says the high ratings from the Beijing Olympics are proof that there's hope for TV networks. But will the success carry over once the games are over? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler has more.
Mitsubishi Financial Group, Japan's largest bank, has raised its bid for California's second biggest bank. The deal could become the biggest takeover of a U.S. bank this year. Alisa Roth gets some prespective.
High gas prices aren't all bad. They've prompted furniture manufacturer Thomasville to localize manufacturing and give some Americans their jobs back. Dave DeWitt has more.
Lobbyists aren't dumb. When a political convention is in town, it's time to party -- and to promote their causes -- by inviting all the Congress people and other convention VIPs. Jeremy Hobson asks, is that allowed?
Sen. John McCain's been getting heat for having lobbyists on his campaign staff. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum says it's becoming difficult to avoid hiring experts with connections.
One up side of high gas prices is that many people are choosing alternate and more environmentally friendly means of transportation. bicycling is on that list. Sean Cole reports on a bicycle hand made for commuters.
Marketplace Report for Monday, August 18, 2008