Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 21, 2009
A report says the Treasury needs to do a better job of tracking how banks are using bailout money. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will face that and other criticism before Congress this morning. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Scott Jagow | Apr 20, 2009
I was window shopping in my neighborhood this weekend when a black t-shirt caught my eye. Since consumer spending is a significant chunk of the...
Renita Jablonski | Apr 8, 2009
Kodak, one of the major online photo repositories, will soon start charging user fees at the risk of photo deletion. Are Web fees for formerly free sites becoming the norm? Renita Jablonski talks to LA Times business columnist David Lazarus.
Paddy Hirsch | Jan 30, 2009
There's a debate in financial circles over whether banks are unfairly penalized by the requirement that they "mark to market" their holdings. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what that term means.
Chris Farrell | Apr 17, 2009
Credit isn't always a bad thing, especially if you're careful and focus on saving when times are good. Economics editor Chris Farrell discusses the pros and cons of credit.
| Apr 17, 2009
Americans haven't always had a love affair with borrowing and credit. Stephen Smith reports on how General Motors and the automobile paved the way for consumer credit nearly a century ago.
Scott Tong | Apr 20, 2009
Despite its struggles, General Motors is planning to increase its sales in China. Scott Tong reports from the Shanghai International Auto Show on why GM and other automakers are zooming to the Chinese market.
Bob Moon | Apr 20, 2009
All but three of the biggest recipients of federal bailout assistance originated fewer loans in Feburary than they did before they got the funds. Bob Moon reports the banks haven't been as lend-friendly as hoped.
Tess Vigeland | Apr 3, 2009
A congressional subcommittee recently approved a version of a credit-card "bill of rights" that could protect consumers from abusive billing practices. Nick Bourke of the Pew Charitable Trust talks about some companies' questionable methods.