Segments From this episode
Anti-malarial drugs can be so expensive that people with the disease go untreated. Former President Bill Clinton's foundation has struck a deal that would limit the cost of the drugs. Janet Babin reports.
With 2,000 left-of-center bloggers descending on Austin, Texas, this week for a gathering called Netroots Nation, we asked Marketplace's John Dimsdale to look into whether political blogging has profit-making potential.
Owners of three National Football League teams are looking to make deals that will get them out of complicated financial situations. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Sports Business Journal's Daniel Kaplan about whether the owners will get thrown for a loss.
Experts use complicated formulas to predict the future price of oil. But commentator Justin Wolfers says he's got a simple do-it-yourself method that works even better.
Electronic Arts is about to release a new life-simulation game called Spore that takes players from a single-cell organism to interplanetary societies. GamePro Media's George Jones explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Oil prices went down, financial reports weren't as grim as expected, even the bank sector looked a bit better today. Amy Scott asks what's up with the predictions of gloom.
Marketplace for Thursday, July 17, 2008