Pharmaceutical companies are now developing drugs for so-called orphan diseases, which affect only a small sliver of the population. It sounds great, but there’s a potential problem: The cost. Plus, what Argentina's default means for the global economy.
Recent Episodes and Articles
Friday, July 25, 2014
Upheaval as far away as the Gaza Strip and eastern Ukraine may hurt America's fragile economy. Plus, why many U.S. corporations are rushing to incorporate abroad.
Friday, July 18, 2014
And why, though Time Warner rejected his $80 billion offer, he might not take "no" for an answer.
Friday, July 11, 2014
After being ousted from the T-shirt-making retailer, American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney wants back in. Is this a template for other CEOs, or is Charney just the Kim Kardashian of the business world?
Friday, July 04, 2014
From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?
Friday, June 20, 2014
Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Friday, June 06, 2014
An internal investigation at General Motors into a faulty ignition switch concludes that there's been an 11-year "history of failures." In releasing the report Thursday, is this CEO Mary Barra's first step in changing the culture of the "GM Nod?"
Friday, May 30, 2014
As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, how much the meteoric rise in China's economy has to do with the Chinese government's response to those protests.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.
Friday, May 09, 2014
The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Founded 165 years ago in Brooklyn, the U.S. pharma giant wants lower taxes, and is willing to become a British company to get them.
Friday, April 25, 2014
The business world took note this week when Buffett abstained from voting against a pay package for Coke executives he'd previously called "excessive."
Friday, April 18, 2014
It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along.
Friday, April 11, 2014
This week, Money Talking explores whether individuals and businesses can trust the internet when much of what's happening on the web makes people squeamish, anxious or downright scared.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Why did it take GM over a decade to respond to a defect the carmaker has linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents? And has high-frequency trading rigged the stock market? Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time discuss.
Friday, March 28, 2014
As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.
Friday, March 21, 2014
The 1 percent pushes back against the rise of populism.