Business - Most Commented
Jan 6, 2009
Countrywide Financial is arguably the company at the heart of the mortgage financial crisis. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Countrywide's former Senior Vice President of Marketing Adam Michaelson about his experiences at the company.
Oct 3, 2008
Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch helped us in the Marketplace office understand how some of Wall Street's complicated investment instruments led us into...
Apr 15, 2011
The number of Americans who own their homes outright has changed over the decades. In 1950, more than half were free and clear of a mortgage. Now, as Jennifer Guerra tells us, it's far less than that. But she did find some.
Oct 1, 2010
The ubiquitous, but innocuous "Like" button on your favorite retail and media websites is a boon for marketers. Just one click and they access to a full range of your personal details -- and your friends' too.
Sep 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Director Charles Ferguson about his new documentary "Inside Job," which explores the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.
Jan 6, 2010
I'm sitting in the railway station. Got a ticket for my destination. Hmmm-mmm. Maybe it's because I've been listening to Simon and Garfunkel or...
Oct 2, 2009
Russell and Kandy Hildebrandt found themselves in a predicament a lot of Americans are in -- buried in credit card debt. But they dug out of their financial hole. They tell Tess Vigeland how they did it.
Jul 10, 2009
One of the most controversial loans of the mortgage boom was the no-documentation, or stated income loan. Just like the name suggests, borrowers...
Apr 13, 2009
The shadow banking system is a key component of the U.S. economy, but the financial crisis has frozen it solid. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what shadow banking is and why it's important enough to warrant its own bailout, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF.