Segments From this episode
The Treasury Department is considering taking an ownership stake in some banks. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale on how the plan would work.
S&P's warning that it was reviewing General Motors credit rating for a possible downgrade sent the auto maker's shares down 30 percent and helped drag the Dow below 9,000. Steve Henn has more.
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox has repeatedly sought to plug up "the regulatory black hole" of credit-default swaps, a big issue in the credit crisis. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Rate cuts. Bailouts. Injections of cash. The Fed has used almost every tool it has to try to restore confidence in the markets and loosen the credit squeeze. To no avail. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The closest parallel to our financial state is perhaps Japan in the early '90s. Its recession is known as the Lost Decade and by many accounts is still going on. Scott Tong reports from Tokyo.
The word "depression" has been on the lips of many politicians, news people and pundits of late. Reporter Nate DiMeo takes a look back into history to see if all this Depression talk makes any sense.
Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 9, 2008