Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 6, 2008
Bashing lobbyists on the campaign trail invariably got the crowd roaring for Barack Obama. That puts him in a post-election quandary, though. Some of the best resumes he's getting are from lobbyists. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 13, 2008
Public pension funds that invested heavily in real estate are taking a big hit, including the real estate portfolio for California's civil servants, which lost more than a third of its value. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Chris Farrell and Scott Jagow | Nov 7, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow take questions on boosting morale in the office, microfinance, and paying for college.
Jeff Tyler | Nov 12, 2008
The record high prices for copper and other metals that had thieves stealing statues and electrical wires are no more. Commodities prices have crashed, creating a big problem for scrap dealers. Jeff Tyler reports.
| Jul 10, 2008
While many are tempted to use the Olympic Games as an opportunity to criticize China's human rights record, commentator Ilya Shapiro says it's time to take the politics out of this sporting event.
Steve Henn | Aug 25, 2008
The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.
| Nov 7, 2008
As we continue our coverage of the financial crisis, we look back to the Great Depression. Reporter Jaime Bedrin sat down with her grandmother who lived through it.
Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Nov 13, 2008
The saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention. So will a troubled economic system cause a rise in financial innovation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that it will.
| Nov 13, 2008
If "leveraging" means borrowing, shouldn't "deleveraging" mean paying the money back? Not exactly. Sally Herships breaks down what the word means and why it's an important buzz word right now.