| Oct 1, 2008
Part of the Senate's financial rescue plan would suspend something called "mark-to-market" rules of accounting. Jeremy Hobson explains what that "something" is and what would happen if it went away.
Jill Barshay | Apr 20, 2009
President Obama is ordering members of his cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget over the next 90 days. Will the cuts really make a difference? Jill Barshay reports.
Scott Jagow | Apr 21, 2009
If you want to see what happened to employment in America, Slate has a brilliant map that shows the progression on job losses by county. When you...
Scott Jagow | Apr 17, 2009
Many banks are sick and tired of TARP and want to give their money back. Not only that, they're protesting the government's requirement of paying...
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.