Banks don't trust each other. Investors don't trust the market. And, people think their mattresses are the safest place for cash. Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about trust, the subject of a special weekend show.
When a stock falls, investors have a pretty good idea that it means less money for them. But what does it mean for the company? Do falling shares affect its bottom line? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler finds out.
At first, it looked like Southwest Airlines hedged its bets well when it prepaid for fuel because prices were going up. Unfortunately, now oil prices are falling. Janet Babin has more on Southwest and airlines in general.
A growing number of hedge funds have gone from big winners to big losers. Highland Capital Management is shutting down two of them, blaming "unprecedented market volatility." Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Have we made the turn from planning a bailout to managing the recession? What's next for interest rates? For answers to these and other questions, Kai Ryssdal turns to former Fed Board member Frederic Mishkin.
When banks don't lend to each other one side effect is that hundreds of billions of dollars in cash can pile up -- unused -- at the Federal Reserve Bank. Steve Henn reports that may not be a good sign for the economy.
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