Jeremy Hobson | Jul 21, 2008
With Americans reeling from skyrocketing gas prices, the last thing Congress wants to do is raise the gas tax. But as Jeremy Hobson reports, lawmakers are facing that very unpopular decision.
| Jul 18, 2008
An implicit federal government guarantee backing up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac became an explicit one this week. Will it be enough? Professor Anthony Sanders of Arizona State University fills us in.
Sam Eaton | Jul 21, 2008
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Jeff Tyler | Jul 21, 2008
Sara Lee, Tyson, Kraft and other name-brand food companies are hiking prices on everyday products from cheese to cold cuts. Jeff Tyler reports on how this will hit Americans in the gut.
Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 21, 2008
In an effort to keep stock prices from diving faster than they would otherwise, the SEC is banning naked short selling on certain stocks for the next 30 days. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Steve Henn | Jul 21, 2008
For politicians, PACs are more than a source of money; they're a way to gain political clout. As a part of our continuing series on PACs, Steve Henn reports.
| Jul 18, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
| May 31, 2008
As part of a potential class action settlement with TransUnion this week, consumers are going to be able to get a free copy of their credit score. Host Tess Vigeland talks with economics editor Chris Farrell about this new service.
| Jul 21, 2008
The Fed has laid out plans to get the economy back on track, but do they still have the clout to get the job done? Host Bob Moon asks Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan who the big economic players really are.