Amid all the job losses, there's a lot of talk about how to ignite consumers spending. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine editor Leigh Gallagher and Businessweek's chief economist Mike Mandel about whether we should be concerned about deflation as consumers wait for prices to fall to buy again.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average includes a number of companies whose stocks haven't exactly been stable -- Bank of America and General Motors to name a couple. With all that volatility, is it really an accurate representation of the overall market? Jeremy Hobson reports.
A government plan to buy up banks' troubled assets appears to be in the works. But how do you determine a price to sell those holdings when no one's really sure what they're worth? Auctions might work, as Jeremy Hobson reports.
World leaders converged in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum. But there was one notable absence -- the United States. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene about the happenings in Davos.