Segments From this episode
A Moody's analyst said the U.S. government may soon have to downgrade its triple-A ranking, which would force the U.S. to pay higher interest rates to borrow. What does this mean for Treasury bond investors? John Dimsdale reports.
Does this government clampdown on top Wall Street executives' pay do anything to discourage the behavior that landed us in this mess to begin with? Ashley Milne-Tyte explores who's really making money for these firms.
In "Freakonomics," journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Leavitt explored economics and human behavior. Kai Ryssdal talks to the two about their sequel, which applies the law of unintended consequences to prostitutes and global warming.
Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to stop Internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T from tampering with Web traffic and picking favorites. Steve Henn reports.
Marketplace for Thursday, October 22, 2009