Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 11, 2008
While everyone has been watching the mortgage-meltdown struggles of the major investment firms, another financial industry has been taking a huge hit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on difficulties ahead for big banks and S&Ls.
| Sep 11, 2008
Commentator Dan Drezner says economic modernization is considered to be a good buffer against war for most countries. But in Russia's case, standard ways of thinking may not apply.
Gretchen Wilson | Sep 11, 2008
Determined to quell militant violence in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, the Nigerian government has set up peace talks and established a ministry for the region. Gretchen Wilson explains.
| Sep 10, 2008
Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Hanna, Hurricane Ike ... Commentator Robert Reich says now would be a good time to look at how we insure homeowners in disaster-prone places.
Steve Henn | Sep 10, 2008
Problems have plagued the project to install video cameras, sensors, radar and night vision equipment to create a virtual fence that would discourage Mexicans from crossing the border into the U.S. illegally. Steve Henn reports.
Jeremy Hobson | Sep 10, 2008
We've all heard money can't buy you love or happiness. But if you have enough of it, you might have a chance at changing people's hearts and minds. That's what software millionaire Tim Gill is trying to do. Jeremy Hobson reports.
| Aug 8, 2008
Tens of thousands of new consumer products hit American store shelves every year. About 90% fail. A Michigan consulting company collects many of those products, and companies pay big bucks to get inside and have a peek. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 10, 2008
Troubled investment bank Lehman Brothers says it lost almost $4 billion last quarter but it has plans to bounce back. What are its chances of recovering without a white knight? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Sep 10, 2008
A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway group is going to stop insuring bank deposits over $100,000. Does this mean Buffett is worried about future bank failures? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Megan Williams | Sep 10, 2008
In southern Italy most small businesses pay protection money to the Mob. But a movement to fight back is gaining ground. For the first time, a restaurant owner has reported the extortion to the police and named names. Megan Williams has the story.