Two Nobel laureates disagree on a basic economic question: Is it possible to reliably spot bubbles before they burst?
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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?
More than a third of auto loans are now going to subprime buyers, according to one estimate. Here's why.
"We didn't feel any malice" toward Tourre, a juror said. "We felt sympathy at times."
Five years after the financial crisis, it's as hard as ever to determine whether the financial industry is healthy.
The price of gold has dropped nearly 30 percent from December. Will that spell trouble for pawn brokers who hold gold as collateral?
"I'm astounded that there's actually some ... 'Eddie Murphy rule' governing commodities trading, but it was always The Wild West."
Some companies offer employees one-on-one financial counseling. The service can be revealing.
A definitive answer to one of the most important questions in the history of finance.
A proposed new rule would force big banks to rely less on borrowed money, and more on money that belongs to the banks themselves.
On today's show, we answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
Under pressure from the New York attorney general, a private company will end a program that we talked about on the show last month.