| Jan 20, 2009
As Bank of America and Citigroup continue their downward slides in the market, calls for a "bad bank" and rumors of nationalization have been growing. Kai Ryssdal speaks with MIT Professor Simon Johnson about what can be done with the banking system.
Stephen Beard | Jan 19, 2009
Since the presidential election, Europe has been caught up in Obama mania. Many Europeans hope he will be able to turn around the global financial crisis. But, there are doubters. Stephen Beard reports.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 21, 2009
U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner is appearing before a Senate committee to answer questions about his own tax life. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports how he could have avoided self-employment taxes for so long.
Sam Eaton | Jan 21, 2009
Clean energy initiatives are still attracting investors, but oil is no longer in the driver's seat as prices remain low. Sam Eaton reports why policymakers are important for the clean tech industry now.
Tess Vigeland | Jan 16, 2009
If your investment portfolio took a big hit in 2008, you'd be forgiven for wondering if the markets aren't just a big Ponzi scheme. Roger Lowenstein explored that sentiment recently in The New York Times. He talks with Tess Vigeland.
Stephen Beard | Jan 20, 2009
To help the banking sector and restore lending, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled a second financial rescue package. Stephen Beard reports on one of the bailout's main elements -- an insurance scheme.
Ashley Milne-Tyte and Scott Jagow | Jan 20, 2009
Chrysler and Italian carmaker Fiat have announced a partnership, but Fiat won't be helping by injecting the Detroit automaker with cash. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ashley Milne-Tyte, who is following the story.
Jeremy Hobson | Jan 20, 2009
Cell phone providers are wheeling out temporary towers to boost their networks for the Obama inauguration today. Companies expect millions more people to be on the phone or texting. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Chris Farrell | Jan 7, 2009
Question: Given today's low returns on money market accounts and CDs, is now a good time to pay off one's mortgage? I am about 1/2 way through my...
| Oct 21, 2008
Twenty-eight-year-old Cinthya Guillen is going to college to be a high school teacher, but the crisis has made it a struggle for her to afford books. We talk to her as part of our Interested Parties series.