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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly droppe

Tweeting the market plunge

Aug 24, 2015
With world markets experiencing losses, Twitter chimed in on the global economic panic.
Posted In: China, stock market, Economy, Dow Jones

PODCAST: The fallout from "Black Monday"

Aug 24, 2015
On today's show: interest rates and self-driving cars.

Repeat after me: This is not 2008

Aug 24, 2015
The data aren't credit-bubblishious, but right now, they don't look so good.
Posted In: stock market, Dow Jones, 2008, China
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City.

Stock drop highlights Rule 48 and the market makers

Aug 24, 2015
Market makers are the go-to people who keep American exchanges fine-tuned.
Posted In: markets, stocks, trading, rule 48, Investing, NYSE
11220 Longwood Drive, seen via Google Street View, sits next to a mansion.

'Zombie' homes give Chicago operators an opportunity

Aug 24, 2015
Properties in nice areas are still up for grabs 7 years after the mortgage crisis.
Posted In: foreclosures, Chicago, foreclosed homes, housing market

Stock market drop is bad news ... and good news

Aug 24, 2015
Depending on how big the drop, there may be potential benefits for some.

Leah Chase’s 65 years in the same New Orleans kitchen

Aug 21, 2015
The 92-year-old chef still shouts orders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant.
Posted In: Leah Chase, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, restaurant, Food
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in New York City. The Dow fell over 500 points in trading today as global markets continue to react to economic events in China.

Weekly Wrap: plunging markets

Aug 21, 2015
Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Dow Jones, markets, China
The average FICO score is the highest it's been since 2005.

Credit: What's in your wallet?

Aug 21, 2015
Americans' FICO scores are on the rise. What's going on?
Posted In: credit score, consumers, Credit Cards

How Katrina changed the face of New Orleans

Aug 21, 2015
We do the numbers on demographics.
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, numbers