May 29, 2013
For a moment there, things were looking really peachy in housing.
May 24, 2013
Chances are the Dow could end up with a loss for the week. But the big story may be bonds.
May 2, 2013
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Jan 30, 2013
With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Jan 3, 2013
Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Sep 14, 2012
People who save may bear a disproportionate share of the burden in our insatiable appetite for low interest rates.
Aug 6, 2012
The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a boat analogy.
Jul 10, 2012
News this morning that Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclay's bank has given up $30 million in bonuses after resigning over that interest rate rigging scandal. And the scandal has brought up the issue -- yet again -- of whether current regulations on the financial industry are adequate.
Jul 5, 2012
Today central banks in Europe and China announced new monetary stimulus measures to spur economic growth. How will the global stimulus measures impact the U.S. economy and unemployment?