Michelle Obama says she has no plans to take on big policy issues while in the White House, but she will champion causes such as public service and the sacrifices made by military families. John Dimsdale reports.
An economic report says German investor sentiment has improved somewhat since last month, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty. Kyle James looks into the mood and why it could affect the rest of Europe.
Citigroup is launching a program which will reach out to half a million borrowers to help them avoid foreclosure. Jennifer Collins gives details of the plan, which will keep borrowers paying in tinier amounts.
The next presidential inauguration's going to be a big one, and as such hotel rooms will be hard to come by. So some attendees are beating the rush by doing a housing swap on Craigslist. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
In the latest installment of our series "What's the Fix?" Scott Jagow talks to Howard Wheeldon, a strategist at brokerage house BGC Partners in London. Wheeldon outlines what government priorities should be.
Two House committees will be considering whether new regulations should be placed on hedge funds, which are struggling in the current financial crunch. Critics claim hedge fund investors would find a way around such rules. Alisa Roth reports.
American Express is changing its status to a bank holding company so it can qualify for federal aid. Jeremy Hobson reports AmEx's move could lead the way for other credit card and non-credit card companies.
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