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How should the U.S. use its gold?

Oct 15, 2010
Gold is quickly becoming the go-to investment as the U.S. dollar loses its value. But what should we do with it? Kai Ryssdal chats with James Picerno from The Atlantic magazine about the valuable commodity.
Posted In: Banks, Investing

Can consumers ever trust banks again?

Oct 15, 2010
As chairman of the FDIC, Sheila Bair oversees the takeover of failed banks and examines more than 800 other troubled institutions for their soundness. She talks with Tess Vigeland about whether she's concerned over the number of bank failures this year and if enough has been done to prevent a repeat of what caused our last financial crisis.
Posted In: Banks

Will there be another banking crisis?

Oct 14, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about how the latest mortgage scandal will affect the economy.
Posted In: Banks, Housing

Weekly Wrap: The Flash Crash, TARP

Oct 1, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and John Carney from CNBC about whether they feel better that they know what caused the Flash Crash and if TARP was a success or not.
Posted In: Banks, Wall Street

How did TARP become so unpopular?

Oct 1, 2010
The TARP, also known as the bank bailout, ends this weekend. Well, maybe "ends" is a strong word. But the Treasury Department will stop spending and lending new money from the current $475 billion fund. It's about two years old. Jeremy Hobson reports the program become less popular than most screaming toddlers.
Posted In: Banks

How Basel III will affect bankers and consumers

Sep 30, 2010
David Brancaccio looks how decisions made by the world's central banks will affect business owners and lenders.
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A look back at TARP

Sep 30, 2010
Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson takes a look at the beginnings of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and why it has such a bad rap even though it did help stabilize banks.
Posted In: Banks

How is Basel III going over so far?

Sep 30, 2010
David Brancaccio has been studying new international banking rules as part of a new beat on Marketplace called "Economy 4.0," about tracking efforts to re-engineer the financial system. He talks with Bill Radke about how the new "Basel III" rules work and how experts feel about them.
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Government helps wholesale credit unions

Sep 27, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Eric Dash about how the federal government is stepping into help wholesale credit unions, which support hundreds of credit unions around the country.
Posted In: Banks

Banks back in the market for new, expensive talent

Sep 27, 2010
Big banks may be loosening its purse strings a bit -- Citigroup just made a multi-million-dollars-a-year hire. Is this a sign that Wall Streeters can expect pre-recessionary salaries?
Posted In: Banks

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