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.
Continental and other airlines will no longer allow carry-on luggage any bigger than the regulation size. Too many passengers were cramming the overhead bin space to avoid fees for checked bags. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The economic situation in Britain is so bad that one restaurant sells meals for 1 pound to get customers to come back. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on dire predictions for the British economy.
When the value of the U.S. dollar dropped, Americans traveling out of the country were bummed. But American companies made good money doing business overseas. Well, the tide is turning. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Inflation is running about 3 percent across the euro zone, well above the European Central Bank target of 2 percent, says European Bureau Chief Stephen Beard. He tells Kai Ryssdal that the level of fear is rising, as well.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and New York City Bureau Chief Amy Scott are crossing the country to see how Americans are doing. They get our "Road to Ruin?" series rolling by talking to Kai Ryssdal from San Francisco and Charlotte, N.C.