Megan Williams | Mar 12, 2009
Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has been advertising his irresistible new perfume, "Greed," in an art gallery in Rome. But the big-budget, celebrity-boosted product doesn't actually exist. Megan Williams reports.
| Mar 13, 2009
Kai Ryssdal looks back at the fall of Bear Stearns and wonders what might have been with The New Yorker's James Surowiecki.
| Feb 23, 2009
A bank in northern Italy is surviving the downturn by relying on an unusual tradition. It's stockpiling Parmesan cheese from local producers to hedge against losses. Megan Williams reports.
| Feb 6, 2009
Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer co-authored President Obama's plan for economic recovery. Kai Ryssdal discusses the stimulus and its prospects for jump-starting the economy with Romer.
| Feb 27, 2009
At a time when many banks are reeling from the hit they took on subprime mortgages, one New York institution has no problem collecting on its loans. Joel Rose reports on tiny bank loans making a big impact.
| Aug 26, 2008
Alabama has begun charging more for health insurance to obese employees who don't at least try to trim down. Tanya Ott reports.
| Sep 2, 2008
Hugely expensive textbooks have helped fuel an online black market, where students are downloading books from file-sharing Web sites for free. Katie Macpherson reports.
Stephen Beard | Mar 13, 2009
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has high hopes for next month's G20 summit in the U.K., but critics say a split between the U.S. and continental Europe could result in little being achieved. Stephen Beard reports.
| Nov 14, 2008
African Americans could lose up to $90 billion from foreclosures, according to a recent study. As Jenee Darden reports, some predominantly black churches are offering help to those in need of a financial rescue.
| Mar 11, 2009
Talk about the Federal Reserve creating a "bad bank" to buy toxic assets from financial institutions has been floating around. Kai Ryssdal discusses with FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair how the plan would work.