Segments From this episode
U.S. sales rose more than 9 percent in January as consumers bought more trucks and SUVs. They may not know it, but some of those Ford interiors are made of stuff other than oil.
Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics talks with Kai Ryssdal about how Egypt's economy was doing before the recent protests, the long-term issues it must deal with, and how much of a role the Middle East plays in influencing its economy.
BP posted a fourth quarter profit and is paying a dividend again. It's a far cry from the days of the spill when analysts wondered if the company wouldn't go on the auction block.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Dr. Julianne Malveaux, economist and president of Bennett College for Women, about her thoughts on the state of African Americans coming out of the recession.
Marketplace for Tuesday, February 1, 2011