Steve Henn | Jan 14, 2009
Citigroup's deal to spin off brokerage firm Smith Barney seems to be the company's first step in selling off businesses and assets that are pulling down the financial services giant. And Citi's deconstruction could lead to more consolidation. Steven Henn reports.
| Jan 8, 2009
The Senate Finance Committee is trying to gauge support for Barack Obama's stimulus package. Some experts are concerned over the prospect of a trillion-dollar deficit. Danielle Karson reports.
Sarah Gardner | Jan 13, 2009
In a settlement with the state of New York, UnitedHealth Group has agreed to overhaul its database system to ensure that patients using out-of-network physicians are fully reimbursed. The settlement may have a major impact on other insurers as well. Sarah Gardner reports.
Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 13, 2009
To further strengthen the financial system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing a plan to create "bad banks" to buy up bad assets in exchange for cash or equity. What's a "bad bank"? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Jeremy Hobson | Jun 13, 2008
Many Zimbabweans rely on the efforts of international food aid to sustain themselves, but President Robert Mugawe is starting to forbid access to these supplies based on a political agenda. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Chris Farrell | Jan 9, 2009
The Federal reserve Bank of Minneapolis has created a really useful web page for monitoring this recession, and comparing it to other recessions at...
| Dec 2, 2008
Niall Ferguson, author of "Ascent of Money," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how competition between banks and their drive to boost share prices has led to today's financial mess.
| Nov 25, 2008
Whether layoffs come in bunches or one by one, it's never fun to be on the receiving end. And it's not much better for those who are left behind. Sally Herships reports.
Sarah Gardner | Jan 7, 2009
Transportation officials are ready to get started working with funding from President-elect Obama's infrastructure plan, and environmental advocates want to find a way to steer them towards the green projects. Sarah Gardner reports.