Is it really so bad that consumer confidence continues to erode? Commentator Amity Shlaes says that if consumers aren't spending, then they're saving, investing or beefing up that college fund, and that can be a good thing.
The $700 billion bailout isn't just about banks anymore, and automakers are begging for a cut. Kai Ryssdal recaps the week with David Leonhardt of The New York Times and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune magazine.
Hedge fund investors can withdraw their money only once a year, and Nov. 15 is the day. Fund managers say requests to get out are unusually high this time. Sally Herships reports on what that could mean.
If you've got a Citigroup credit card in your wallet, be prepared. The company plans to start raising interest rates for some customers. And it's rumored to be considering tens of thousands more job cuts. Jeremy Hobson reports.