The financial crisis left Wall Street with an image problem. Yet recruits continue to sign up. What's driving today's young bankers and how is that changing?
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A reporter shadowed eight young people during their first two years on Wall Street, when the bailouts were still fresh and anti-Wall Street sentiments were running high.
On today's show: Three stories about people who, intentionally or not, found themselves breaking the rules.
Americans use debit cards more often than any other form of payment. Cash is still used more often than credit cards.
An obscure provision in the finance overhaul is causing problems for small banks. It turns out, it's hard to figure out which risks banks should be allowed to take.
Two Nobel laureates disagree on a basic economic question: Is it possible to reliably spot bubbles before they burst?
The three winners of today's Nobel Prize in economics differ not only in their conclusions, but also in their ways of knowing.
Three economists won the Nobel for their work on the prices of stocks and other assets. Two of the winners have very different views about bubbles.
Why does it take so long to send money from one bank account to another?
On today's show, we replay key moments from the crisis of 2008. And we ask: Are we safer now than we were five years ago?