For years now, the economy has been kind of stuck. The unemployment rate is getting better, but slowly. Household incomes … More
A former employee describes what life was like inside a giant mortgage lender back in 2006. It’s not pretty.
On today’s show, we talk to Carl Richards. His job is to give people financial advice, yet he got sucked … More
The economy won’t be healthy until the housing market bottoms out. It may take another year. On today’s Planet Money, … More
So there was a big shipping bubble that inflated about the same time the housing bubble did. It grew for … More
On today’s Planet Money: The announcement earlier this week, that Dubai World, a company owned by the government of Dubai, … More
On today’s Planet Money: The recession’s showing signs of easing up, but the credit crisis isn’t over. Banks still aren’t lending like … More