Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 27, 2012 The Commerce Department just announced Gross Domestic Product ticked up 1.5 percent in the second quarter -- that down from a growth rate of 2 percent in the first part of the year.
Jul 26, 2012 The crisis in the eurozone is hitting profits everywhere; Anglo-Dutch oil giant "Shell" is the latest. Shell says this morning earnings fell 13 percent compared to the same quarter last year. This follows a string of U.S. companies blaming Europe.
Jul 6, 2012 In Europe, high courts have upheld workers' right to reclaim vacation days marred by illness or injury.
Jun 20, 2012 Spain's debt costs are rising and some fear the nation may soon need a full-scale bailout. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the big problem with Spain, using a housing analogy.
Heidi N. Moore
Jun 18, 2012 Looking ahead at what's to come for other eurozone countries and what's happening at the G20 summit.
Jun 18, 2012 What does the Greek election mean for the U.S. and have any lessons been learned as a result of the crisis?
Jun 11, 2012 The financial toll on families from the dreadful economy of recent years is enormous.
Heidi N. Moore
May 31, 2012 A satirical video from political cartoonist Mark Fiore brought down the house at a conference on the risks of debt to the global financial system.
May 31, 2012 I received a large bonus, and I'm going to use it all to pay down credit card debt. I have many cards. They all have about the same outstanding balances and about the same interest rates. At one time, most of the cards were "maxed out," which was bad for my credit score. Should I pay off a couple cards entirely, or should I make larger-than-usual payments to all of them, bringing down the outstanding balances substantially below the credit limits? Thanks. Henry, Chicago, IL