It reflects what investors think will happen to the economy.
Raising the Debt Ceiling
Some financial institutions, worried they might not get their money back if the Treasury defaults on its debt, are selling their short term government debt. This presents risks to the financial system and to the economy.
The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a boat analogy.
The Federal Reserve's most recent policy move is simply a way of driving down interest rates. But how does it work? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains Operation Twist with a simple analogy.