Jan 11, 2013 We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Jan 10, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is rolling out new rules for mortgage lending. Some bank analysts say that counter-intuitively the stricter rules could actually loosen mortgage lending.
Jan 9, 2013 Google has one, so does Toyota and Audi. Self-driving cars debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Jan 9, 2013 As 2013 kicks off, one of the biggest changes to the landscape of consumer finance is taking place in the housing market.
Jan 9, 2013 Amid the tablets and the smartphones at CES, Toyota is showing off a robot car, called the Lexus LS460. In New York's Chelsea neighborhood, they turned an old elevated rail line into a public park. Now that part of town is getting another amenity with no admission charge: Free Wi-Fi courtesy of Google.
Jan 4, 2013 Jumbo mortgages, too large to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, were hard to come by after the financial crisis. But in expensive real-estate markets like San Francisco, they're coming back.
Jan 3, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Dec 27, 2012 The automaker Toyota has agreed to one of the largest settlements in automotive history. Pending court approval, the company will pay more than $1 billion to resolve a class-action lawsuit related to unintended acceleration.
Dec 26, 2012 The latest figures on the U.S. housing market show a turnaround is taking hold. But Chicago is a stubborn outlier on the road to recovery.