President Obama's stimulus package is full of lots of proposals to boost our economy. Commentator R. Glenn Hubbard says one cost-effective and easy way to lead us to recovery is lowering mortgage rates.
Many banks are nervous about lending, making it difficult for homeowners to refinance their mortgages. A House committee is meeting today to see what can be done to keep homeowners near foreclosure in their homes. Shia Levitt reports.
A government plan to buy up banks' troubled assets appears to be in the works. But how do you determine a price to sell those holdings when no one's really sure what they're worth? Auctions might work, as Jeremy Hobson reports.