Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 6, 2013 As the three main credit-rating agencies try to restore their credibility after the financial crisis, we ask: Why is S&P different?
Aug 22, 2013 As if Detroit doesn’t have enough money problems, now the cash-strapped city faces a huge bill from their bankruptcy lawyers.
Aug 27, 2013 Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Aug 8, 2013 Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Aug 8, 2013 Richmond, California is attempting to keep homeowners in their homes by using eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages, and the banks don't like it.
Aug 1, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity took at look at a handful of senior people at the now defunct investment bank Bear Stearns and found they are now very gainfully employed elsewhere in the financial services industry.
Jul 30, 2013 In the latest in a series about jobs people have that other people hate, a bankruptcy lawyer explains what brings people into his office.
Jul 30, 2013 After the city's bankruptcy, Detroit's bondholders are nervous about getting repaid. And Detroit's not the only place that's happening.
Jul 26, 2013 One Michigan mother describes the year she went "from broke to badass" on her northern Michigan farm.