Apr 12, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Mar 12, 2013 Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Like homeowners, car owners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance high-cost auto loans.
Sep 12, 2012 Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.
Jul 31, 2012 The lending market for vehicle loans has softened, helping to drive car sales. Some lenders are even courting subprime borrowers.
Mar 8, 2012 Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.