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How bad is the future for banks?

Alisa Roth | Jul 14, 2008
When mortgage lenders report second-quarter earnings this week, poor showings won't be a surprise. But Wall Street didn't wait for the reports as bank stocks traded down today. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Pay Down Debt Too Fast?

Chris Farrell | Jul 14, 2008
Question: Background: My wife and I are recently married. She has a good entry level job with the university in town, which pays about 30,000...
Posted In: debt

Social networking, baby style

Richard Core | Jul 14, 2008
Yahoo's "Tech Ticker" has a video interview with Tina Sharkey, chairwoman of BabyCenter, which Yahoo says "may be one of the largest interactive...

SEC tries to silence rumors

Steve Henn | Jul 14, 2008
Much of the chaos on the markets recently has been attributed to Wall Street whispers. Now, the SEC has a plan to clear the air. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Most Americans will outlive savings

Janet Babin | Jul 14, 2008
A new study finds that three out of five middle-class Americans won't have enough saved to last through retirement with their current standard of living. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Aircraft makers face dropping sales

Stephen Beard | Jul 14, 2008
Even though new aircraft sales may drop by as much as half this year, manufacturers Boeing and Airbus are keeping busy with the sales they've already made. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Travel

An incentive to rebuild

| Jul 14, 2008
Thousands are still struggling to get back on their feet after China's devastating earthquake. But some villages have found strong motivations to rebuild. Lisa Chow reports.

Get ready for another round of stimulus

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 14, 2008
Democrats are proposing a second round of stimulus, this time focused on boosting the economy with infrastructure projects. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Regulators not focused on prevention

| Jul 14, 2008
Why is it that the Fed and the Treasury always seem to be playing catch up? Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's time to focus on preventative care for the economy.

Government will back Fannie & Freddie

Amy Scott | Jul 14, 2008
The Fed and Treasury have made it clear that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be allowed to fail. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Amy Scott what steps the government may take to prevent their collapse.
Posted In: Housing