Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 10, 2012 The former Chief Restructuring Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury says the government could end up making $20 billion on the AIG bailout
Aug 30, 2012 Four years after the financial crisis, it's like the chickens of 2007 and 2008 are finally coming home to roost.
Jun 25, 2012 Greece's lenders had planned a visit to the country today, but wouldn't you know it: the brand new finance minister's been fainting and sick to his stomach. If Greece weren't so sad, it'd be funny; maybe it's still funny -- at least one guy thinks so.
Jun 19, 2012 A conversation with Neel Kashkari, the former head of TARP and now head analyst with PIMCO, on what Europe can learn from the U.S.'s own financial storm.
Jun 1, 2012 A bank run occurs when customers run down to the bank and demand their money back. So, why can't the bank just return the cash? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains using a human heart analogy.
May 22, 2012 After the financial crisis of 2008, regulators focused on the idea of disclosure to prevent further problems in the financial industry. But what happens when the bank itself doesn't know how bad things are?
May 18, 2012 The city of Stockton, Calif. has been hit hard by the financial crisis. With the city on the verge of bankruptcy, residents share what it's like when your town is teetering on the brink.
Apr 26, 2012 Seventeen banks have failed so far this year, but their customers can rest easy -- thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Mar 22, 2012 Connecticut contractor Peter Schneider is surviving the recession thanks to his hard-won skills, hard-working attitude, and a little bit of luck.