John Dimsdale | Jun 1, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in China to reassure America's biggest creditor that its investment in U.S. debt is safe. But the Chinese aren't so sure. John Dimsdale reports.
| Jun 1, 2009
There are some indications the stock market is improving. But behavioral economist Dan Ariely says that may not be a good thing. The improvements we see right now are short term, and Wall Street still has lessons to learn.
Amy Scott | Jun 1, 2009
Now that GM is in bankruptcy, a lot of things need to happen for the automaker to survive. New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Kai Ryssdal about how GM can weather the tough road ahead, and who may benefit from the bankruptcy.
| May 18, 2009
It took 72 hours for Bear Stearns to crumble. Reporter Kate Kelly wrote about the final days of the investment bank's collapse in her book "Street Fighters" and talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened.
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | May 29, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about starting a new business, social security stimulus checks and buying a home right before it goes into foreclosure.
| Jun 2, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving California's budget problems, state-mandated health insurance in Massachusetts, GM's woes, and social media at work.
| Jun 2, 2009
GM is shutting down or idling 14 U.S. plants, including two in Pontiac, Mich. Kai Ryssdal talks with Pontiac resident Donna Kelley about how the plants closures are affecting her town.
Christopher Werth | Jun 2, 2009
Police in one British town are hoping to nab criminals by asking residents to report their suspiciously glamorous neighbors with a controversial message: "Too Much Bling, Give Us A Ring." Christopher Werth reports.
Kai Ryssdal | May 29, 2009
Trying to figure out if we've reached the bottom seems to be every pundit's new favorite game. Kai Ryssdal reviews where we stand in the housing, manufacturing, and banking industries.
Steve Henn | May 1, 2009
This month, 50 million retirees will get a one-time $250 bonus in their government check, no matter how much they make. The Social Security Administration says these checks will inject $13 billion into the economy quickly. Steve Henn reports.