Big airlines are planning to make fewer seats available this year to cover higher fuel costs and increase profits. Steve Tripoli reports dropping seats doesn't necessarily mean carriers are dropping the price of fares.
Many big banks like JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup are releasing new ad slogans in an effort to rebrand themselves. Steve Tripoli explores why, and whether these marketing efforts will ultimately matter to consumers.
Tax preparers and their bank partners have been making a ton of money off so-called "tax refund anticipation loans" for years. But consumer groups say these loans are a terrible idea that ought to be banned, and the IRS might be taking action. Steve Tripoli reports.
To combat abusive lending practices, seven states have launched a standardized registry for mortgage brokers. Eventually, regulators nationwide will know about those who fail to register. Steve Tripoli reports.
Existing home sales numbers are projected to come up slightly from sharp lows. Steve Tripoli reports more downward price pressure is expected ahead for the new year -- so if you're selling a home, sell low.
Boston's Public Library has landed a grant to digitize its collection of government documents, which includes an archive of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings from the 1950's. Steve Tripoli reports.
With the middle class strapped for cash, Americans have turned to home equity -- and the well is running dry. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks to host Doug Krizner about a long-term pay-off for a short-term solution.