The House Financial Services Committee will hear today about Bernie Madoff's company and $50 billion pyramid scheme. Lawmakers want to figure out why the SEC didn't catch the fraud. Janet Babin reports.
Some financial experts would tell you to thank your lucky stars for the Term Auction Facility, which has helped keep the rough economy going. Janet Babin explains how by taking us for a walk on the beach.
Carmakers come out today with December sales, and analysts are saying along with poor figures, there are fewer cars on the road. But there are signs truck and SUV sales may be healthier as gas prices decline. Amy Scott reports.
A dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas is hurting supplies to other European countries. Russia is accusing Ukrainians of stealing gas, while the Ukraine blames faulty piping. Stephen Beard reports.
Woolworth's will close its doors in the U.K. for the last time tomorrow, ending a legacy that spans 100 years. Stephen Beard spoke to customers in London who fondly recalled shopping at the store as children.
Credit default swaps are blamed for many of last year's financial crises, including the fall of Lehman Brothers. Now federal regulators are hoping to rein in the $58 trillion market. Janet Babin reports.
President-elect Barack Obama will be on Capitol Hill today to discuss his stimulus plan, which is said to include $300 billion in tax cuts. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores what else the package would include and how.
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