Credit card companies like to lure you with the promise of a fixed interest rate, but they may be taking a few liberties with the definition. Tess Vigeland interviews Travis Plunkett of the Consumer Federation of America on how "fixed" these rates really are.
Some are calling for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to help insulate the economy against declines in the housing market. But others say the Fed is more concerned about inflation than recession.
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Cockroach Theory." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?