Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest Labor Department report that says productivity in the second quarter rose by the largest amount in six years.
Financial giant AIG is reporting its first profit since 2007. The troubled insurer says it made $1.8 billion in the second quarter. Mitchell Hartman reports on the company's crawl out of its bailout hole.
Elkhart, Ind. is largely dependent on sales and manufacturing of RVs. Needless to say its an industry not faring well in this recession. Kai Ryssdal talks with dime-store owner Mac McNally of Elkhart about Obama's visit and the economic straits of the Midwestern city.
President Obama is heading back to Indiana for the fourth time in the past 15 months - he visited the city of Elkhart back in February. The economy is likely to be a major topic, since the state has been hard-hit by the downturn. Tamara Keith reports.
Some analysts think the recession is at an end, but would you be willing to bet on it? That's what some businesses have to do as they decide how many employees to hire and how much inventory to order for the months ahead. Bob Moon reports.
The microfinance site Kiva.org has been lending to businesses in developing countries for years. But now it's expanding its reach to those within the U.S. Kiva President Premal Shah about the company's decision to start lending stateside.
Even as the economy shows signs of a turnaround, experts say more people will likely become homeless. This is leading to a strain on U.S. shelters and limiting the options for those without permanent housing. Jeremy Hobson reports.