Claim your bonus gift: give any amount to get 4 KaiPA coasters! Donate today

Export-Import Bank might shake years of reduced powers

May 7, 2019
The Senate will vote on confirming three new board members who would enable the Export-Import Bank to perform its full mission. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
People arrive for the U.S. Export-Import Bank's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in 2013.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ex-Im Bank sparks fight over its role and leader

Aug 3, 2017
There’s a sharp division in the Republican Party between libertarians, who believe in free markets without government interference, and more mainline, pro-business Republicans, who want the government to intervene in markets to help U.S. businesses. The latest example of this? The…

Why US Export-Import Bank backers are lobbying furiously

Jun 30, 2016
The bank is hobbled in making big foreign deals. Critics call the loans 'corporate welfare.'
Banks are lobbying congress over the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a government agency that makes loans to foreigners.
Win McNamee/Getty Image

The Export-Import Bank gets a congressional reprieve

by
Oct 28, 2015
But why was this small agency that doesn't cost the government anything a target?

Checking in with the secretary of commerce

Jul 1, 2015
Kai talks to Penny Pritzker about the Export-Import bank and TPP.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker wants to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
Linly Lin/Marketplace

Export-Import Bank reports $675 million earnings

Oct 9, 2014
The government agency that gives loans to American exporters is raking in interest payments.

Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker on our export economy

Sep 2, 2014
Host Kai Ryssdal crunches the numbers with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

A look at the Export-Import bank

Jul 18, 2014
The Export-Import Bank of the United States might lose it's funding. But does it matter?