Business - Most Commented
Feb 20, 2009
Mortgage relief is on its way, but not everyone who will receive help from Obama's housing plan may warrant it. Is it fair? Tess Vigeland speaks with ethics columnist Randy Cohen about the questions involved in paying for our neighbors' mortgages.
Jul 8, 2009
With credit card defaults rising, some companies are looking for reasons to cut your plastic. To make these decisions, banks rely on data about what you buy, where, and the company you keep. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Apr 1, 2009
As desperation sets in among home sellers, some are using actors to simulate lively neighborhoods in otherwise empty developments. Mitchell Hartman reports this April 1 exclusive.
Nov 11, 2008
We've asked economic and financial experts what they think the fix is for the current financial debacle. But what do you think? Suzie Lechtenberg got some ideas from the general public.
Mar 25, 2009
I've spent the last hour or so in an all-staff Marketplace editorial meeting. The topic for discussion was -- are we striking the proper tone with...
Oct 14, 2011
Josh Brown may be in the same group as the bankers and brokers that the Occupy movements are protesting against, but he's just as angry as the protestors are at his own industry.
Oct 3, 2008
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch gives a bubbly explanation of the intricacies of "collateralized debt obligations" -- those financial instruments that got us into this financial mess.
Sep 17, 2008
The government's been throwing cash around willy-nilly to bail out Bear Stearns, AIG and Fannie and Freddie. Where's all that money coming from? And how often can Bernanke and Paulson keep going back to that well? John Dimsdale reports.
May 20, 2008
Lenders are selling off thousands of houses they've foreclosed on for pennies on the dollar. And now the neighborhoods where those homes are located are crumbling. Mhari Saito reports from Cleveland.