Latest Stories

Latest Stories

Pages

Subprime subpar

| Mar 9, 2007
Some economists say the subprime mortgage market is prime to join the ranks of other big financial scandals. Tess talks with Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at bankrate.com
Posted In: Economy

Policing the plastics

| Mar 9, 2007
This week, Congress held hearings on the credit card industry. Are high fees and late payments on their way out? Host Tess Vigeland interviews Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Economy

Screeching around the track

| Mar 9, 2007
Consumer Reports is out with its 2007 Best and Worst automotive issue. Sean Cole went to do some further research by going for a ride at the test drive center.

Educating Rico: House hunting

| Mar 9, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In the week's episode, he lives the American dream by shopping for a house. Well, he tags along while a friend does the buying.
Posted In: Investing

Protecting your portfolio

| Mar 9, 2007
They don't give out pain relievers when you invest in the stock market. So how do you ensure that sudden changes won't make your portfolio sick? Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

An accidental vote winner — and loser

| Mar 9, 2007
Controversy surrounding Diebold has left its e-voting machines under a cloud of suspicion, but the company is doing quite nicely. Electronic voting is just a small sideline business for Diebold — and one it stumbled onto at that.
Posted In: Science

Box office rebound and then some

| Mar 9, 2007
Hollywood's box office has returned to health despite all the doomsday predictions of two years ago. And Daily Variety's Mike Speier says we ain't seen nothin' yet — 2007 promises to be a huge year.
Posted In: Entertainment

More billionaires than ever

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 9, 2007
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett still top the list, but competition is closing in. Mexico's Carlos Slim Helú is leading the race to the top, but there've been some interesting developments in Europe too.
Posted In: Canada

Saving more than time

Jeff Tyler | Mar 9, 2007
Don't forget to spring forward this weekend. We're making the switch to Daylight Savings Time three weeks earlier this year, and that could save smart energy consumers some cash.

Blowing money in Chicago

Janet Babin | Mar 9, 2007
They don't exactly know why, but researchers have found that traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange make less money on windy days.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Pages