Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008
In the Netherlands, 60% of the population lives below sea level, thanks to dikes and pumps. But global warming is making it harder to keep up. Rico Gagliano reports how a new kind of water defense is changing the Dutch landscape and the way some farmers do business.
This presidential election season featured several states moving up their primary dates. Commentator Geoffrey Andersen says there's nothing wrong with early primaries -- as long as the right states go first.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
French prosecutors on the case of the trader who cost the second-largest bank in France more than $7 billion say he's a trading addict. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the bank might have saved itself some money if its managers had just sent him on vacation.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
Consumer confidence is down but orders for durable goods -- expensive stuff like refrigerators and computers -- jumped more than 5% last month. Which way is this economy going? Our senior business correspondent Bob Moon tries to sort it out with Kai Ryssdal.