Executives of Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs defended their conduct before and during the financial crisis, as senators on both sides of the aisle accused the investment firm of wreaking havoc on the economy. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Newly released e-mails from Goldman Sachs executives reveal new information about what the company may have known as the housing market fell. Ray Suarez talks to a New York Times reporter about the e-mails and Tuesday's Senate hearings.
Financial reform legislation ran into a roadblock in the Senate Monday afternoon as Republicans blocked the start of debate on a plan backed by many Democrats. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view on the overhaul's road ahead in Congress…
President Obama admonished Wall Street for fighting financial reforms as the Senate prepares to consider new regulations for the country's financial system. Judy Woodruff reports on reactions in the financial community.
As part of his continuing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman tells the story of some homeowners who have stopped paying their mortgages even though they can still afford them.
The Obama administration is tweaking the current foreclosure policy to help people stay in their homes. Judy Woodruff reports on who may be helped.
As part of his ongoing series, Making Sense of the economy, Paul Solman takes a real estate tour in Atlanta, Ga., with two experts on home sale prices.
Some of the nation's brightest economists failed to predict the foreclosure crisis and economic recession that followed. Paul Solman asks them why no one connected the dots in time to warn the public.
The British Parliament on Monday considered changes to its income and sales taxes as a means to alleviate the economic downturn. Margaret Warner reports from London about the proposed stimulus plan.
Ailing financial giants Fannie Mae and American International Group will need additional government help, despite rescue measures extended by the federal recovery package. Two financial experts examine the prudence of the bailouts and their shortcomings.
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