financial crisis


Analyzing the Fed's bank loan data

Dec 1, 2010
If you've ever tried to sort through transactions on your own bank statements, you will appreciate the work produced by The Wall Street Journal a...
Posted In: financial crisis, The Fed

Time to unwrap the presidency

Dec 29, 2008
In this time of crisis we have not one, but two presidents on the case. One is addressing the issues, while the other is unveiling his portrait. Do...
Posted In: financial crisis, president

Dressing up for the crisis

Oct 30, 2008
On today's Marketplace, Mitchell Hartman reports on how Halloween revelers are seizing on the financial crisis for their costume and party themes...
Posted In: financial crisis, Halloween, Wall Street, Zombiecon

Dow closes up nearly 900 points

Oct 28, 2008
Consumer confidence hits an all-time low and today's Dow reacts by ... hitting the second-highest point gain ever. Analysts contacted by the...
Posted In: Dow, financial crisis, markets

A look inside Marketplace

Oct 21, 2008
If you're a loyal listener to Marketplace (you are a loyal listener, aren't you?), you may appreciate the Los Angeles Times' story on what's going...
Posted In: financial crisis, marketplace

The credit crisis as Antarctic expedition

Oct 13, 2008
In the third installment of his videos making the financial crisis easier to understand, Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how banks...
Posted In: Antarctica, bailout, Banks, financial crisis

Crisis explainer: Uncorking CDOs

Oct 3, 2008
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch gives a bubbly explanation of the intricacies of "collateralized debt obligations" -- those financial instruments that got us into this financial mess.
Posted In: CDOs, collateralized debt obligation, financial crisis

Brackets for the meltdown office pool?

Oct 1, 2008
My colleague Steve Henn in our Washington bureau e-mailed the following to me this morning. It's the laugh of the day ... Click here for a larger...
Posted In: financial crisis