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Renegotiating a bad mortgage

Dec 7, 2007
In this mortgage mess, even a cautious homeowner can end up stuck with an impossible loan. Marketplace's Alisa Roth tells us what to do when you realize you're in over your head.
Posted In: Housing

Silver bullet or bullet dodged?

Dec 7, 2007
President Bush has announced his plan to help homeowners in crisis but is it too little too late? Tess asks Nick Retsinas at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.
Posted In: Housing

Rising cost of debt stretching cash thin

Dec 7, 2007
From mortgage payments to paying off credit cards, many consumers are finding it difficult to foot money for the bills on time. Jeremy Hobson reports how many Americans are trying to put out fires.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Realtors adapt as red-hot market cools

Dec 6, 2007
Not long ago a broker could sell a house without trying very hard. But times have really changed. Lisa Napoli explores the new reality for realtors in the once red-hot market known as Greater Los Angeles.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

New York's MTA puts new plan on track

Dec 6, 2007
New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to overhaul its management structure in an effort to improve the upkeep and performance of its sprawling subway and rail system. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Putting a freeze to mortgage meltdown

Dec 6, 2007
The White House unveiled its official response to the subprime crisis today -- a rate freeze for some of the 2 million adjustable rate mortgages that are going to move higher over the next two years. Bob Moon has the details.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Electric car? You already have one

Dec 6, 2007
Instead of waiting until you buy a hybrid to reduce your eco-footprint, why not make your vehicle electric now? James Nestor has more on a company that has been converting gas cars to electric for decades.
Posted In: Auto

Newspapers profit despite slow sales

Dec 6, 2007
The newspaper industry may be struggling, but newspapers are still managing to turn a profit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports why it may be a bit hasty of editors and publishers to start making cutbacks.

Gold standard won't make things better

Dec 5, 2007
It's been such a tough year for the greenback that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has suggested a return to the gold standard. Commentator David Frum says that's a really bad idea.
Posted In: Economy

Plug-in hybrids need more juice

Dec 5, 2007
Environmentalists have been pushing car companies to put plug-in hybrids on the market because they would use even less gasoline than current hybrids. Well, they're here. Sort of. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Auto

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