European Union leaders are meeting today at a summit in Brussels. They're expected to increase the E.U.'s emergency fund for its members in central and Eastern Europe, the areas worst hit by the economic crisis. Christopher Werth reports.
Blockbuster releases fourth-quarter earnings today, and shareholders are distracted by the company's $850 million in bond and loan debt. But Blockbuster could still keep from going bankrupt. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
Today is the deadline for big investors to apply TALF, a government program meant to flush credit markets with cash. Bob Moon explains how the program can act as a financial plumber to a system clogged with old loans.
As the U.S. continues balancing out from thousands of layoffs, some U.S. lawmakers are demanding that H-1B visa holders be the first thing to go. Raymond Thibodeaux reports why highly-skilled workers from India are a target.
Global markets are absorbing the Federal Reserve's move to unleash another wave of cash into the economy. Renita Jablonski talks to Edward Hadas of the financial Web site Breaking Views about why this move is considered aggressive.
Executive bonuses are under strong scrutiny for the unfair ratio between risk and reward. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Steve Chiotakis why we don't get angry when risk-taking entrepreneurs get paid.
The Federal Reserve says it will buy U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities to inject $1 trillion into the economy. Homeowners looking to refinance mortgages could benefit. But there are potential downsides. Janet Babin reports.
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