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How a 'Cap and Trade' system will work
A House committee is weighing legislation to slash greenhouse gases. The centerpiece of the strategy will be a 'Cap and Trade' system. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner breaks down how it'll work with Kai Ryssdal.
The financial WMD's
Last week, I asked What's on your mind?, in hopes of finding out what's perplexing you, what questions aren't being answered, what issues aren't...
Securitzation industry a sinking ship?
Chances are the loan you got for your car or house in recent years ended up being bought by investors in a process called securitization. Some blame that process for or current economic mess and say it shouldn't be allowed to continue. Bob Moon reports.
Questions for the Whiteboard
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch can usually be found answering questions on complex financial terms at the Marketplace Whiteboard. Today, Renita Jablonski asks him some additional questions from listeners in the studio.
Marketplace's Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch reminds me of a geometry teacher I had in high school. He just knew how to explain things in a way that...
The Whiteboard: How credit cards become asset-backed bonds
Mortgages aren't the only financial instruments that get turned into securities. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how companies make...
Getting naked in short selling
The practice of short selling has been blamed for the collapse of several major companies' shares during the financial crisis. What is short...
Untangling credit default swaps
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch is back with the second of his Crisis Explainer videos. This time he goes to the whiteboard to make the...