Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented


2010 job outlook: 'There is reason for hope'

Aug 23, 2010
Bill Radke talks to John Challenger of the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the firm's 2010 Labor Day jobs outlook.
Posted In: Jobs

Chicago families still trying to get by

Aug 19, 2010
Tess Vigeland checks in with Steve Ostrowski and Iris Bess, who were both profiled when Marketplace went to Chicago. Steve was unemployed and Iris had unemployment through an Illinois work program that is soon to expire.
Posted In: Jobs

Detroiters hope firms can help lift city

Aug 16, 2010
For years, Detroit watched its fortunes decline as the auto industry shrank. But the tide may be turning. The insurance giant Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan is planning to move 3,000 workers into the city next year. And the nation's largest online mortgage company is relocating to downtown Detroit. Sarah Hulett reports.
Posted In: Small Business

More people moving out and renting

Jul 29, 2010
There was no boom in the rental market, once the housing market went bust -- but more people are moving out and renting places of their own.
Posted In: Housing

Measuring the success of the stimulus package

Jul 28, 2010
Two Princeton economists used economic modeling programs to see the effect of the federal stimulus package on the economy.

The state of the African-American community in the recession

Jul 28, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marc Morial, president of the Urban League about the state of the African-American community during the economic crisis and what he thinks will help more African-Americans bridge economic gaps.

Congressional showdown over taxes this fall

Jul 26, 2010
Taxes will be the issue du jour for Congress this fall -- in an election year. Bush Administration-era tax cuts are set to expire, but what kinds of tax cuts and hikes will Congress pass and how will it affect the economy?
Posted In: Taxes

Can banks do more?

Jul 23, 2010
Community activists recently demonstrated outside JP Morgan Chase offices in California. Protesters asked why banks don't use all resources available to help modify mortgages. Bob Moon investigates.
Posted In: Housing

Automakers may pay off more debt than expected

Jul 20, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to reporter Justin Hyde of the Detroit Free Press about his story on how taxpayers may get more than expected back as automakers start to pay off their government loans
Posted In: Auto

Obama wants jobless benefit extension

Jul 19, 2010
An extension of unemployment benefits didn't make it into the financial reform bill, but President Obama wants his Republican colleagues to consider an extension of benefits again -- but will it be the stimulus the economy needs?
Posted In: Jobs