Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 21, 2008
Americans have more than $900 billion collectively in credit card debt, and it's as big a problem for the credit card companies as it is for the debtors. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how creditors got into trouble.
| Jan 28, 2009
The Obama administration is looking for ways to change the financial rules that got us into this mess. But many of Wall Street's financial giants continue to finance Washington lobbyists. Commentator Robert Reich says the influence of those lobbyists needs to be squelched.
| Jan 28, 2009
The House has approved President Obama's stimulus package. But the package is drawing complaints that it includes too many pork-barrel projects. But what's pork these days? Janet Babin reports.
| Jan 22, 2009
High on President Obama's agenda is reforming our nation's schools. Kai Ryssdal speaks with author Susan Eaton about the problems with our schools and what can be done to fix them in our economic state.
| Dec 6, 2008
Reporter Daniel Estrin always knew his mother was on top of all the deals in town. What he didn't know was that she might be a full blown "market maven." He lays out the evidence.
Scott Jagow | Jan 28, 2009
The annual World Economic Forum got underway today in Davos, Switzerland, and more world leaders are in attendance than usual this year -- with one glaring omission. Scott Jagow talks to Diane Brady, senior editor at Businessweek.
Sam Eaton | Jan 26, 2009
President Obama has ordered the EPA to reconsider whether states can set their own auto emissions standards. But if a waiver to states is granted, can the ailing auto industry meet the tougher requirements? Sam Eaton reports.
| Jan 27, 2009
With interest rates approaching zero and billions of federal dollars already pumped into the banking industry, are there more tricks up the Fed's sleeve? Commentator Krishna Guha says there could be.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 26, 2009
Sales of existing homes rose 6.5% in December. But the new numbers might not be much to celebrate since a lot of those sales are skewed by foreclosures. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.