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Segments From this episode
Warren Buffett is calling his acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad company a $34 billion wager on the economic future of the U.S. It's his biggest investment ever. But what's he really betting on? Alisa Roth reports.
The details of a Republican health care overhaul are trickling out, and the GOP is trying to convince voters that Republican lawmakers are focused more on cutting health care costs than Democrats. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
The Tribune Company is stepping away from using Associated Press content in its newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, it's part of journalism's changing economic model.
Home sales have continued to rise, thanks mostly to the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers, which is set to expire on Nov. 30. Commentator David Abromowitz says an extension of the home-buying credit needs tweaks before it can be effective.
Apparently a lot of our listeners don't think it's worth it to stand in line for free chicken at KFC, or pay $95 for a homeless doll. And they have some strong views about our climate change series. Kai Ryssdal reviews listeners' comments and letters.
For-profit schools such as the University of Phoenix get most of their revenue from federal student aid. They also face accusations of building enrollments through high-pressure tactics that leave students in deep debt. Amy Scott reports.
Marketplace for Tuesday, November 3, 2009