Aug 11, 2010
The Federal Reserve plans to spend up to $30 billion a month on U.S. Treasury bonds in an effort to motivate the banks to lend. But this doesn't provide a huge incentive in an economy of $14 trillion.
Aug 10, 2010
There's speculation the Fed is going to try quantitative easing to fight economic doldrums. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Aug 6, 2010
Federal Housing Administration home loans used to be just a sliver of the nation's housing market, but now it's one-third. The FHA loans may have helped what would've been an even more stagnant housing market, but federal mortgages may not be sustainable.
Aug 4, 2010
Banks in Europe are reporting how well business is doing. The financial institutions seem to be telling the same story going around in the U.S., and there are indicators that recovery is underway.
Aug 2, 2010
In one of his first public appearances since reform passed, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will be touting the good the administration says the new financial reforms can do.
Jul 30, 2010
A new report from a regional Federal Reserve presidents says the Fed needs to keep an eye on decreasing prices.
Jul 29, 2010
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston released a paper that concluded people who spend cash at the register actually are giving money to people who use credit cards -- especially those with cashback rewards.
Jul 28, 2010
The Senate could vote this week on a bill to help small businesses by encouraging community banks to lend them up to $30 billion. But the measure has its risks.
Jul 27, 2010
Towards the end of this year, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will agree on a third round of bank regulations for safer banking standards around the world. Marketplace's Bob Moon sees what effect Basel III can have on the U.S. financial system.