| Jan 12, 2009
Citigroup is expected to announce a merger of its famous Smith Barney brokerage with Morgan Stanley. But what's Morgan Stanley getting out of the deal? And where's it getting the money to buy Smith Barney? From taxpayers? Sarah Gardner reports.
Chris Farrell | Jan 12, 2009
Question: Fortunately, our personal and self-employed business credit rating is very good, no late payments, etc. It would almost seem that with...
Tess Vigeland | Jan 12, 2009
Despite the economy, automakers are coming forward with new products at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Host Tess Vigeland talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about how environmental concerns are showing up in the cars on display.
| Jan 12, 2009
Whether or not the market continues with dramatic ups and downs, focusing on the long term is key. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow paying close attention to the daily fluctuations in the stock market isn't productive.
| Jan 8, 2009
There are a lot of reasons why our economy is in a sorry state. Among them, the way we've done business and how banks have been structured. Kai Ryssdal speaks with management expert Charles Handy about how we got in this current economic mess.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 12, 2009
President-elect Obama has asked President Bush to request that Congress release the second half of the federal bailout money -- $350 billion. But to get some of it, banks will have to jump through a few more hoops. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
| Jan 7, 2009
Bad news about the stock markets, jobs, real estate. It can stress anybody out. But a new study from the American Psychological Association says women are more anxious about the economic downturn than men. Sally Herships reports.
Sam Eaton | Dec 17, 2008
A majority of states face massive budget deficits. Unlike the federal government, states have to balance their budgets. But the cuts needed to make that happen may only make things worse. Sam Eaton reports.
Kai Ryssdal | Jan 2, 2009
Ever notice that there are a lot of acronyms involved in finance and business? TARP. FDIC. LIBOR. Well, there's a good reason for them. Kai Ryssdal speaks with author and blogger Leslie Savan about the financial alphabet soup.
| Jan 9, 2009
President-elect Obama's stimulus package calls for billions to be spent on infrastructure projects. But commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says to make the most out of the money -- and build up overlooked communities -- it needs to be invested in the right projects.