The next stop on our Road to Ruin is Lincoln, Nebraska, where Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland Marketplace Money had dinner and a spirited economic discussion with three generations of the Landis-McKibbin family.
At $4 a gallon, gas prices are a sting for truckers. So what do they feel the government should do about it? Mitchell Hartman pulled into a truck stop in Portland, Oregon to pick the brain of independent truckers.
The Fed is reportedly considering pumping money into the commercial paper market to further contain the financial crisis. Jeremy Hobson explains how it would work -- and that time may be running out for the idea.
Later today, three former executives from AIG will testify on Capitol Hill about their company's near collapse. Steve Henn tells the story of how AIG incurred billions of dollars in losses -- and where they are now.
Fifteen European finance ministers met yesterday to discuss the financial crisis and 27 will meet today in Luxembourg. But Stephen Beard reports it's unlikely the group will be able to agree on a resolution.