Retail customers are lured to the store credit card in the check-out line with a 10-20% product discount. But the attractive initial offer may not compensate for the long-term burn. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Today Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg will announce a new set of pay restrictions for top executives at six big financial firms. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about who this will affect the most.
Citigroup is looking to pay back $20 billion of its TARP loan. The Wall Street bank wants to free itself from what it feels is excessive limits imposed by the pay czar. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte.
Senate Democrats are hashing through a tentative health care deal, which appears to include a compromise on a national plan. What about the public option? Bill Radke gets more details from Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte.
The House Financial Services Committee will take a closer look at the Obama administration's Home Affordable Mortgage Program. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about why the program has proven trickier than expected.
Jobs creation and infrastructure will be two pivotal topics of President Obama's speech later today, but the White House is trying to tamp down expectations for a silver-bullet solution. Ashley Milne-Tyte offers this preview.
The White House says TARP will cost $200 billion less than expected. This is mainly due to banks paying back what they borrowed. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about where the money might go now.
Donors to charities get satisfaction from thinking their money is going to a particular person or project with which they then have a special relationship. But those relationships sometimes aren't so special. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.