Segments From this episode
Part of the Senate's financial rescue plan would suspend something called "mark-to-market" rules of accounting. Jeremy Hobson explains what that "something" is and what would happen if it went away.
To attract more votes to their version of the rescue plan, Senate leaders added items to the bill that was rejected by the House, in hope of winning votes. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale has more.
The House rescue plan failed by only 12 votes. Now, a block of House Republicans wants to rewrite the bill with a more market-based approach. Nancy Marshall Genzer finds out what that includes.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and New York City Bureau Chief Amy Scott are crossing the country to see how Americans are doing. They get our "Road to Ruin?" series rolling by talking to Kai Ryssdal from San Francisco and Charlotte, N.C.
Marketplace Report for Wednesday, October 1, 2008