Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.
Planet Money posts about Debt
I bought a Treasury bill on Tuesday, before Congress made the debt-ceiling deal. It was unclear whether I would get paid back on time.
If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who won't get paid if the government defaults.
Whatever happens to a the global economy, one thing is clear: If the U.S. defaults, people all over the world who have loaned the government money won't get paid on time.
If the government stops paying off its debts, people might rush to lend the government money. Here's why that may happen — and why, in the long run, it would be a problem.
In his New York Times Magazine column this week, Adam Davidson writes about the implications of another close call on the debt ceiling.
On today's show, we go see what happened to all the big dreams Detroit has had over the years.
This week, a grad student found a simple error in one of the most famous economics studies of the past several years. Should this change the way we think about economic research?
National ad campaigns, star-studded Broadway rallies, and a pig with a tiny mustache. How the government got citizens to fund wars.
Featuring a giant sailing ship, bad bonds and the law of the sea.
See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
More than a decade after Argentina refused to pay back $100 billion in debts, the country's assets are still vulnerable to being impounded by the repo man.
Are you a eurozone country? Are you having a hard time borrowing money? Mario Draghi has a deal for you.
The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.