Latest Stories

Latest Stories

Pages

A Looney Housing Rescue Bill

Chris Farrell | Apr 7, 2008
If I've read the articles right, the $29 billion housing rescue deal agreed to by the leaders of the Senate is a waste of taxpayer dollars....

The Age of Scarcity? Not

Chris Farrell | Apr 7, 2008
Some thoughts on the age of scarcity.... my latest musings.......

IMF chief calls for international action

| Apr 7, 2008
The International Monetary Fund's chief has called for global action to tackle the credit crunch. Dominique Strauss-Kahn told Britain's Financial Times that governments around the world will have to intervene with taxpayers' cash. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Sloan Report

| Apr 7, 2008
Allan Sloan of Fortune magazine thinks Treasury Secy. Henry M. Paulson's bailout plan doesn't have much chance without legislation connected to it. Scott Jagow talks to Sloan about bailouts, the Fed and the rest of us.
Posted In: Economy

Consolidate debt, then budget

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 7, 2008
Consolidating credit-card debt with a reputable company and getting a lower fixed rate can be a good idea. But many people then end up deeper in debt. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Savings

Rice prices rise up to 70%

Jeff Tyler | Apr 7, 2008
As rice prices continue to rise, key rice-growing countries have imposed export restrictions leading to even tighter supplies. Countries needing big rice purchases are in for sticker shock. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

A Rip Off

Chris Farrell | Apr 6, 2008
On his blog, economist Dean Baker recommends this Bloomberg article. ...

Greenwashing is a gateway drug

Jim Nicolow | Apr 5, 2008
In Amy Westervelt's recent Sustainable Industries interview with L. Hunter Lovins, Lovins makes the case that greenwashing is good. "Hypocrisy is...

Where do we go from here?

| Apr 4, 2008
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are wrangling over their proposed fixes to the housing mess, Tess asks Nick Retsinas about possible solutions and reforms.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Apr 4, 2008
In this special housing edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a home, renting to own and reverse mortgages.
Posted In: Housing

Pages