Kai Ryssdal | Jan 5, 2009
Does endlessly hearing about the likes of Bernie Madoff affect everyone else's sense of right and wrong? Kai Ryssdal speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely, who's been doing some research into that topic.
Jeremy Hobson | Jan 28, 2009
The Federal Reserve says the economy has gotten worse since December. With interest rates already hovering around zero, what more can it do to get money moving again? Jeremy Hobson reports.
| Oct 13, 2008
Having the government buy stakes in banks as part of the $700 billion-plus bailout program is a significant change financially and ideologically. Kai Ryssdal asks economist Robert Litan how this is going to work.
Steve Henn | Jan 28, 2009
Today the House is expected to pass its version of President Obama's $825 billion economic stimulus plan, while the Senate is also considering its version. Steve Henn reports on what senators are trying to include in the bill.
| Nov 18, 2008
Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute joins Steve Chiotakis to give his take on the global economic situation for our "What's the Fix?" series. And he says a deep recession isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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.