Feb 23, 2012 Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Feb 22, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.
Feb 17, 2012 Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 14, 2012 There's renewed debate today about the so-called "Volcker Rule." It's part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed two years ago. Basically, the Volcker Rule says banks should take fewer risks in the market.
Feb 9, 2012 Americans' feelings on the foreclosure deal, banks and whether they should worry about the European debt crisis. Gallup's Frank Newport offers up the latest data.
Jan 27, 2012 Credit union officer Niki Wong discusses how many Asian American households handle their personal finances.
Jan 26, 2012 According to the Financial Trust Index, Americans have little faith in their investment options.
Heidi N. Moore
Jan 19, 2012 Marketplace's Heidi Moore discusses what's significant about banks shrinking and reporting profits.
Jan 13, 2012 Consumers are hit with new fees at the same time banks reach out to attract new customers.