RSS Feed

Should We Abolish The Minimum Wage?

For decades, Americans have been debating the need for the minimum wage. In the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, four economic experts face off over whether the government should intervene or leave things up to the market.

New Data Show Ford Doing Well In Overseas Markets

The Focus is the best-selling "nameplate" worldwide, followed by the Toyota Corolla, new data show.

Social Security Will 'Lose Credibility' If We Do Nothing

President Obama will announce his annual budget proposal this Wednesday. He's expected to propose cuts to Social Security. Host Michel Martin talks with former Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue about how cuts might affect those Americans who rely on the program.

How Margaret Thatcher Revamped Britain's Economy

The only female prime minister Britain has ever had died Monday at age 87. When Margaret Thatcher took office, Great Britain was a county in trouble. Inflation was in double-digits and unemployment was on the rise. The top income tax rate stood at 83 percent and the country was being racked by one labor strike after another.

Demand Is High For Mexico's Magnificent Mangoes

Mexico says it is now the world's largest exporter of fresh mangoes. India still holds the No. 1 position in overall mango production. One out of every 20 mangoes consumed in the world now comes from Mexico.

BP Begins Its Defense Of 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

In New Orleans, BP has begun calling its first witnesses in a trial to determine who and what's to blame for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP likely will spend the next two weeks presenting its defense. Then the plaintiffs will have time to respond.