A power broker and his 'Dealings'

Nov 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Felix Rohatyn, an investment banker, about his new memoir "Dealings."
Posted In: Banks

Homeowners who lost their homes because of the "robo-signing" paperwork mess could be getting some hopeful news.

Nov 17, 2010
Homeowners who lost their homes because of the "robo-signing" paperwork mess could be getting some hopeful news....
Posted In: Banks, foreclosures, mortgage

FREAKONOMICS: Savings security with gambling thrills

Nov 16, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio about a way to get the thrill of the lottery and the safety of a savings account together.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

The employees behind the foreclosure crisis

Nov 12, 2010
The faulty paperwork scandal put another huge obstacle in the foreclosure crisis. But who were these so-called unqualified employees who were hired by banks? Bob Moon talks to Marian Wang from ProPublica about what she found after sifting through the job listings.
Posted In: Banks

Republicans will allow more proprietary trading

Nov 10, 2010
The Dodd-Frank law put a limit on banks' ability to use their customers' money to buy and sell risky investments. Democrats passed it because they said when those trades went south, taxpayers had to bailout the banks. House Republicans, now taking aim at the law, disagree.
Posted In: Banks

Welcome to New York Week: Bill Dudley, President of the New York Fed

Nov 8, 2010
Jeremy Hobson kicks off our bi-coastal broadcast with a Welcome to New York Week. His first interview is Bill Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Posted In: Banks

Fed's quantitative easing doesn't help savers

Nov 6, 2010
The Fed is about to roll out another round of a process called quantitative easing. It's aimed to get interest rates down and make borrowing cheaper, as well as push Americans to spend more. But that's not a good thing for people who are trying to save. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Banks, Investing, Personal Finance

The Fed allows some banks to boost dividends

Nov 5, 2010
Stocks jumped especially high following the news that the Federal Reserve might let some banks boost their dividend payments to some investors. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Banks

BankUnited's IPO likely to attract investors

Nov 1, 2010
BankUnited had to be saved by the FDIC a few years ago, only to later be bought out by private investors. As of last week, the company announced it is set to go public again, and the numbers are looking good for those looking to invest. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Banks, Investing

Banks want to unload foreclosures as fast as possible

Nov 1, 2010
Banks want to shed its load of foreclosed properties -- now. Marketplace's Jennifer Collins asks why the rush?
Posted In: Banks, Housing