Tess Vigeland | Jan 2, 2009
With credit card companies charging out the nose in crisis time, it's hard to decide whether you're getting a deal. Tess Vigeland susses through the better options with Chris Fichera of Consumer Reports magazine.
| Dec 31, 2008
It's an understatement to point out that this has been a year for the history books -- politically and, of course, economically. And for commentator Robert Reich, personally.
Sam Eaton | Dec 10, 2008
Demand for recycled goods is down, causing a billion dollar industry to lose much of its steam. But another byproduct of the recycling industry's downturn is the creation of new opportunities. Sam Eaton reports.
Janet Babin | Jan 6, 2009
Toyota is shutting down production significantly in the next two months due to poor sales. The company experienced a bigger percentage decline in the U.S. than GM and Ford. Janet Babin reports 2009 could be a tough year.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 2, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus plan could cost nearly $800 billion. Some Republicans worry that money could be wasted on pork barrel projects and say it's time to curb spending. But is their call for fiscal conservatism coming at the right time? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Andrea Gardner | Dec 29, 2008
Advertisers aren't expected to spend a lot in the forthcoming year, but with the money they do spend they hope to get consumers spending again. Andrea Gardner reports one approach is to use what worked in the presidential election.
Shia Levitt | Jan 5, 2009
Having a salad instead of a cheeseburger for lunch is a choice some companies want their employees to make. To promote healthy living and save money, companies are subsidizing the costs of more nutritious meals. Shia Levitt reports.
Janet Babin | Jan 5, 2009
Credit default swaps are blamed for many of last year's financial crises, including the fall of Lehman Brothers. Now federal regulators are hoping to rein in the $58 trillion market. Janet Babin reports.
Eve Troeh | Jan 1, 2009
How much did you pay for that set of golf clubs you never used? Don't be ashamed, you're not alone. Eve Troeh reports that folks are coming out of the closet to tell tales of money wasted -- and to find help.