Meanwhile, police were investigating suspicious packages at Senate office buildings. This comes a day after a letter to the Senate contained a substance that initially tested positive for ricin.
In a cover story for The New Republic, journalist Jonathan Cohn examines the conundrum of day care in the United States. "On the one hand," he says, "improving the quality of child care ... is going to take more money. On the other hand, it already costs more than many families can pay."
A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of malware showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year. It's particularly a problem in Russia, China, and India, but malware by phone went up nearly 10 percent in the U.S.
Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET Reviews, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain.
Caitlin Freeman is an artist who uses sweet confections as her primary medium. Her desserts are clever culinary homages to the great works of art that hang at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her new book details how to re-create some of her edible art at home.
Gold prices are down again this morning, after falling by more than 10 percent since Friday. Oil prices are also lower. But how do these drops in commodity prices affect your wallet?
Reports over the past couple years have suggested sky-high U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions have been falling, but what about the global energy picture? A new report suggests its nothing to write home about.
Bank of America said this morning that its profit quadrupled last quarter compared with a year ago, though that was below expectations. Toymaker Mattel also reported a quadrupling of profit last quarter, helped in part by cost cutting. David Kelly, chief global strategist with JP Morgan Funds, explains what's got profits up.