People facing foreclosure are becoming vulnerable to scammers promising to help modify loans. Reporter Rachel Dornhelm reports on one such scam in Oakland, Calif. and asks experts what consumers can do to stay safe.
If you're done drinking for a while, why not turn your extra libations into fuel? Rachel Dornhelm explores a machine that turns alcohol and sugar waste into food for your car, and whether it can save you money over the long haul.
Unemployment figures are in the news, but an even larger number of workers are underemployed -- working too few hours or stuck in field unrelated to their skills. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Next up in financial crisis headlines: credit cards. Delinquencies on card payments are on the rise and consumers are cutting back on credit card use. Neither is good for credit card companies. Rachel Dornhelm reports
Tinker Bell is back, and this time there's no more wearing herself ragged sprinkling fairy dust for that ham Peter Pan. A new Disney series of DVDs feature Tink and her fairy friends. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be viewed too favorably for their roles in the current credit crisis, but they were big contributors to local charities. Rachel Dornhelm looks into the loss for D.C. nonprofits.
When Congress passed its bailout package, it also limited the pay for CEOs of the financial firms being rescued. And Rachel Dornhelm reports the guidelines could affect CEO compensation in all industries.
If banks under merger deals come out with poor earnings reports, could the deals fall apart? Rachel Dornhelm reports an acquiring bank might not see a large write-down at a troubled partner as an entirely bad thing.