Many companies have been underfunding their pension plans, so this week the Senate's expected to vote on the first pension overhaul in three decades. Host Scott Jagow talks to Karen Friedman with the Pension Rights Center about the proposed bill.
ExxonMobil made $1,318 dollars a second in Q2, which works out to $10.4 billion for the quarter. Meanwhile, the Senate is taking up a bill that might expand oil drilling in the US. John Dimsdale reports.
A bipartisan congressional report out today finds that 32 Homeland Security contracts worth $34 billion are fraught with, you guessed it: fraud. Hillary Wicai reports on a Senate bill that seeks to change that.
The Federal Reserve's current report on economic activity shows slowing in half of its 12 regional districts. But it doesn't offer many clues about whether the Fed will raise interest rates next month. Hillary Wicai reports.
Ben & Jerry's founder Ben Cohen now runs a non-profit called Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to him about the change from peddling ice cream to trying to cut the defense budget.