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Features by Scott Jagow

Thanks for the memories

I wanted to let you know that the Scratch Pad archive will remain online indefinitely. It's a pretty interesting chronicle of one of the most...

The Future

I have news, dear reader. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Scratch Pad blog and my last day at Marketplace....

An egg on a spoon

That's the economy for you, delicately balanced on a spoon in the egg race that is the country's future. The finish line is a recovery. But the...

Morning Reading

Good morning. Among the items I've seen so far -- why the government can't see the future, the problem with low interest rates and money literally...

Optimism?

This could be a big week for gauging the economy's turnaround prospects. Friday's jobs report could be the most positive in many months. And a...

Morning Reading

Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. Where's the outrage over Fannie and Freddie? A good question to start the week:...

Less filling, bad taste

This may be a bit in the weeds, but it's probably worth taking a run at. Investors seem to be warming back up to a certain type of loan known as...

Wall Street strikes again

You might want to sit down for this one. The US Justice Department is alleging that more than a dozen Wall Street firms were involved in a...

Who will make the Final Four?

I'm not talking about NCAA basketball tournament. It's time for the annual Worst Company in America bracket from Consumerist! Will AIG defend its...

Morning Reading

Happy Friday. This morning -- a report on yesterday's dramatic foreclosure hearing in Congress, plus a take on why the word "stimulus" isn't being...

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