Dreams of working on Wall Street bring a flood of students into Masters of Business Administration programs each year. But even with Wall Street suffering, applications to MBA programs are way up. Adriene Hill reports.
Besides food scandals, there are lots of issues for Marketplace's Shanghai Bureau Chief Scott Tong to take on. Kai Ryssdal talks to him about reporting on China's complex economy and how the nation is dealing with the global economic crisis.
While there's been good news in the credit market, stocks are another story and that story is late-day volatility. To talk about both, Kai Ryssdal calls on Diana Henriques of the New York Times and trader Andy Brooks.
Whoever is elected president will not have an enviable job. The economy is in crisis and the defict is sky high. But commentator Thomas Frank says deficits can be good depending on how the money is spent.
Offices are set aside. Phones are hooked up. The Treasury is setting up for the new administration's economic team. But whether that team has any influence before inauguration day is another story. Steve Henn reports.
Rep. Barney Frank insists banks that receive any of the $700 billion in bailout money use it for lending, not for bonuses or to take over other banks. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale looks into the rules.
The sense of dread in the financial world is no treat, but it'll be a main theme among the tricks played during tomorrow's Halloween festivities. Mitchell Hartman reports on people spooked by the economic crisis who are dressing the part.
Iceland and Hungary have turned to the International Monetary Fund for financial aid. Kai Ryssdal talks with Rhagu Rajan, an economics professor and former IMF chief economist, about the Fund's new, more public role.