Comptroller General David Walker felt this week's U.S. market plummet was a call to attention for the country, and that maybe we shouldn't always depend on foreign investors to bail us out. Bob Moon has the story.
It's been a dizzying week on Wall Street as a wave of sell-offs swept world markets. U.S. markets have managed to rebound for the most part, but some folks overseas think we might take a bigger hit yet.
After Tuesday's market snafu, the Securities and Exchange Commission is cracking down on the technology used by the New York Stock Exchange. Bob Moon talks to David Easthope, a senior analyst with technology consulting firm Celent.
The SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office today brought separate charges against a group of Wall Street workers they accused of insider trading. The scheme involved high-level employees from UBS and Morgan Stanley among other firms. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Markets from Wall Street to Europe to Brazil continue to yo-yo, following sharp declines in Asia. But analysts say our economic numbers are good — as is the sign that we keep bouncing back from the drops.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke accentuated the positive today on Capitol Hill, and investors tried to maintain the same outlook. Kai Ryssdal and Bob Moon look into the effects of yesterday's Wall Street slide.