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Fallout: The Financial Crisis - Most Commented


American credit scores plummet

Jul 16, 2010
The number of Americans with dismal FICO scores is going up. About 15 percent of Americans had a score of less than 600. But today, according to the Associated Press, it's more like 25 percent. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards

Foreclosures continue to climb

Jul 15, 2010
Foreclosures continue to climb -- but this time it's due to unemployment or people who don't want to pay because they're underwater, not bad loans.
Posted In: Housing

The chips are up and the economy's too?

Jul 14, 2010
Intel just posted its best quarter in 10 years. Experts wonder: Can the chip maker's success be an indicator of better things to come for the economy?

Fed to downgrade expectations?

Jul 14, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to the Wall Street Journal's John Hilsenrath about his story in today's paper about the Fed's forecast for the second half of the year.

The credit score industry, today

Jul 12, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Joan Goldwasser of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine about what the credit score landscape is looking like today.

Take my house? I'm moving into yours

Jul 9, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to reporter Bob Moon about the protest against JPMorgan Chase by frustrated home owners that he stopped by.
Posted In: Housing

The Dow is falling! Or not?

Jul 9, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon about how to make sense of the conflicting headlines coming from business journalism.
Posted In: Investing

Gov't workers are losing their pensions

Jul 2, 2010
Most workers today have 401(k) plans. Government employees, however, are an exception. The retirement guarantees they thought they had are vanishing because budget woes are forcing deep cuts in government workers' promised benefits. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Retirement

The President's economic game plan

Jun 30, 2010
On the heels of yesterday's worrisome report on consumer confidence, the president made his way to Racine, Wisconsin this morning. Marketplace's senior business correspondent, Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs

AIG waived right to sue big banks?

Jun 30, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Louise Story about the piece she wrote with Gretchen Morgenson on AIG and how the company waived its right to sue the banks that underwrote the mortgage securities it was insuring.