Our "What I'm Doing" series turns to Don Vandoski, a lay leader at a church in Indiana, who says faith and scripture inform his decisions during these difficult times. He's started a ministry called "Financial Peace."
In the most recent issue of Harper's, Eric Janszen, founder of iTulip.com, calls for a broad re-industrialization of the American economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about putting strength back into the country.
This was one long campaign, and TV stations are just fine with that. Estimates put the amount spent on TV ads at $2.5 billion. Then there's the ratings boosts -- and not just from Tina Fey. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
The Treasury wants to extend the bailout beyond banks, because it's a way of injecting capital into the economy quickly. But Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports that not everyone likes the idea.
The credit markets are starting to thaw, and that means confidence is returning to the banking system. Why now? Jeremy Hobson looks into whether the election had any effect on the country's financial mood.
Next up in financial crisis headlines: credit cards. Delinquencies on card payments are on the rise and consumers are cutting back on credit card use. Neither is good for credit card companies. Rachel Dornhelm reports
Ethanol's future as alternative fuel isn't looking so bright right now. Goldman Sachs has abandoned analysis of the industry and the largest publicly traded producer has filed for bankruptcy protection. Steve Henn has more.