More than $32 million is at stake in the 2008 Texas Hold 'em tournament. The odds of taking any of it home? 10%. Not so good when you can't afford to lose the $10,000 entry fee. Amanda Becker reports on how some players are getting around that.
The election of the first African-American president was a historic event. The financial crisis didn't take any time off, though. Scott Jagow recaps the week with Johs Worsoe of Union Bank and Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal.
Neel Kashkari of the Treasury is heading to a securities industry gathering to explain the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Some financial players are reluctant to apply because details are unclear. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
In his first news conference, President-elect Barack Obama called for swift action on the country's financial crisis. Host Scott Jagow asks Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about Obama's road map for the economy.
Retail sales for October hit their weakest levels in more than three decades, with luxury stores taking the biggest hit. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports that there's a psychological shift underway that may reshape the retail landscape.
The volatility in the market in the last few months can't all be blamed on what's happening to the economy. Also to blame: margin calls. As part of our "Marketplace Decoder" series, Bill Radke explains what those are.