Segments From this episode
A new film opening this weekend in select cities is offering a view of life that most everyone in America has seen in some way: layoffs. John Wells, the director and producer of "The Company Men," talks to Kai Ryssdal about what he discovered about the recession as he was making the film.
At a New York trademark auction, Lucky Whip, Meister Brau, and Collier's Magazine were a few brands that were up for grabs. Marketplace's Jennifer Collins discovers the value of a brand name.
Whether it's called a stimulus package or not, many economists believe that President Obama's tax cut extension agreement with Republicans will stimulate the economy.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ned Breslin, CEO of the nonprofit Water for People, about the group's FLOW system, which measures the successes -- or failures -- of water projects around the world in real time.
On the outer limits of the Wikileaks scandal is the series of online attacks that have taken down a number of websites of companies that have stopped processing donations to Wikileaks. The websites are back to normal now, but preventing future attacks can be expensive for businesses.
Marketplace for Wednesday, December 8, 2010