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Banks learning to restrain themselves

Jeremy Hobson | Feb 25, 2009
TARP recipient Northern Trust is feeling the heat from Congress for spending lavishly on a golf tournament. As Jeremy Hobson reports, it's just the latest example of the financial industry figuring out what's OK and what's not.

Latest AIG bailout focuses on change

Dan Grech | Mar 2, 2009
American International Group announced a $61.7 billion loss in the fourth quarter, the biggest quarterly loss in history. The U.S. government will give AIG a $30 billion rescue package, but Dan Grech reports this bailout will be different.
Posted In: Investing

Changes to help a troubled economy

| Feb 23, 2009
President Obama signed into law an $787 billion stimulus package. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski how credit card changes and plugging tax loopholes would help the economy right now.

Getting personal finances ship shape

Tess Vigeland | Feb 20, 2009
The branches of the military consider financial fitness as important as physical training. About three years ago the Navy ramped up its financial counseling service. Tess Vigeland visited the San Diego Naval Base to see how it works.
Posted In: Jobs, Savings

So you want to start a franchise?

| Feb 26, 2009
As job losses mount, some people with the entrepreneurial spirit are considering franchising. Is that a good idea? Cash Peters reports from a franchising expo in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Retail

I may need some face wipes

Scott Jagow | Feb 26, 2009
I'm heading to a battle of the barbecues tonight here in KC. It's being hosted by well-known economic blogger Tyler Cowen. His blog, Marginal...


Scott Jagow | Feb 27, 2009
Our economic blogging conference has broken into smaller groups for lunch, and the session I'm attending is called "The Fate of Finance." The...

Mall Rats II

Scott Jagow | Feb 24, 2009
I wrote a blog entry last week about the country's glut of shopping centers and how they're starting to empty out. Money-losing tenants are...
Posted In: real estate

Desperate times call for desperate sales

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 21, 2008
Retailers are doing just about anything they can think of to bring shoppers in during a holiday season where consumers can't help but feel the lightness of their pocketbooks. Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Advice to President-elect Obama

| Nov 5, 2008
Commentator Will Wilkinson says Congratulations, Barack Obama! You're the next president of the United States. Now, what are you going to do about the broken U.S. government? Wilkinson offers his ideas.



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