Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Dec 12, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on foreclosure, buying land, saving for retirement and safe short-term places to keep money.
| Dec 15, 2008
The fallout from Bernard Madoff's massive investment scam is being felt worldwide and has some people calling for more regulation on hedge funds. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2008
Sales of luxury goods are down. But even for shoppers who can afford to splurge, flaunting your moneybags is not so cool. So, high-end shoppers are turning to catalogs to spend their money and it's working out pretty well. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Dec 17, 2008
The Federal Reserve's target interest rate is looming somewhere between zero and a quarter of a percent, and world central banks are responding with their own cuts. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London.
Sarah Gardner | Dec 16, 2008
When the Fed cuts interest rates, it's targeting the rate at which banks lend to each other. But in reality, banks lend to each other at rates much lower. Sarah Gardner explains what a prime rate is and why it affects us.
| Dec 12, 2008
Instability in the financial markets has investors viewing yesterday's safe bets with suspicious eyes. Host Tess Vigeland talks to USA Today's John Waggoner about the rush away from municipal bonds.
Kai Ryssdal | Dec 3, 2008
There is big buzz about who's going to dress Michelle Obama for the inauguration. To help figure out what that might mean for clothing retailers, Kai Ryssdal talked with Kate Betts, editor-in-chief of Time's Style & Design.
Sean Cole | Dec 12, 2008
With the financial fallout hitting individuals and businesses hard, the B word is getting thrown around more and more. Marketplace's Sean Cole tells the bankruptcy story, starting with Chapter 7.
| Nov 19, 2008
Procter & Gamble Co. and Google have been swapping employees since the beginning of the year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal about the unusual arrangement between the two.