Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented

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The recession for African-Americans

Sep 9, 2010
Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports on another recession -- the one hitting African Americans. The recession hit African Americans more acutely, because of factors such as less savings and higher incarceration rates, which deters many from looking for jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

Obama announces new stimulus plan

Sep 6, 2010
President Barack Obama introduced another stimulus package today, but with the effects of the last package unclear at best, will this new stimulus work?
Posted In: Jobs

Has the recession changed job fairs?

Sep 6, 2010
On this Labor Day, there are just under 15 million people who are out of work in the U.S. So many are heading to a job fair. But has the form and function of job fairs changed during the Great Recession? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Recession changing the way we live

Sep 3, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about job creation and how long-term unemployment is redirecting many Americans' life choices.
Posted In: Jobs

Government's loan mod program ineffective

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Paul Kiel of ProPublica about the investigative news organizations series on the government's loan modification program.
Posted In: Housing

Federal panel looks into financial risk

Sep 1, 2010
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is looking into potential systemic risk from big financial institutions. Rick Rothacker, reporter for the Charlotte Observer, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why bank regulators are defending the actions they took in 2008 leading up to the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The 'Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security'

Aug 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to author Mark Miller about his book "Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security," on how to plan your retirement without taking on too much risk.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Young investors wary of stock market

Aug 27, 2010
It's a tough time to be young and thinking about your retirement. The recession made lots of investors wary of the stock market, but the big returns are key for a comfortable retirement. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

If there was a double-dip recession...

Aug 24, 2010
Bill Radke speaks to Gus Faucher of Moody's Economy.com about the potential of a double-dip recession and how prepared consumers and businesses are if it happens.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

July existing home sales lowest in 15 years

Aug 24, 2010
Home prices are way way down and mortgage rates are at record lows, but people still aren't buying. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

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About this collection

Is talking openly about your salary and compensation the last American taboo? Why do CEOs make so much more money than middle managers? Marketplace's David Brancaccio explores the issues around how much we make in this special series from the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk.