Oct 5, 2011
Kai Ryssdal rides a bus 26 miles through Los Angeles to see how the economy and our high unemployment rate is affecting everyday Americans.
Oct 3, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, shows how far we have come since 2008, and why more debit card fees are probably on the horizon.
Sep 30, 2011
Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, is worried about the long term -- for income, for consumers, and for banks.
Sep 30, 2011
Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm talks about the state's tough struggles during the recession, and about the future ahead for America.
Sep 29, 2011
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke last night about the need for the U.S. to learn about financial responsibility from emerging economies. He also said such nations need to start thinking more globally.
Sep 27, 2011
Housing market numbers continue to be low, and many economists are starting to believe that it will be manufacturing and exports, not the housing market, that will lead us to recovery -- however slowly.
Sep 26, 2011
Markets in the U.S. are used to the political ups and downs of the last few months. We speak to Heidi Moore about why we have much more to fear from a European crisis than political stalemate at home.
Sep 23, 2011
As the economic instability in Europe worsens, the U.S. is in no shape to set an example of effective government financial reform. That's putting global markets on edge.
Sep 20, 2011
In these tough economic times, some businesses and individuals are turning to underground economic activities. It's a way to sidestep the government temporarily and make due, but won't be good in the long-term.