Question: What are mark-to-market rules? And should they be changed? Paul Solman: When it comes to the current crisis, this is the question (or one major question): To “mark to market” or not to “mark to market”? Consider a…

One day after signing a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, President Barack Obama outlined a $75 billion plan to help stem foreclosures, which is at the heart of the nation's deepening economic woes.

Editor’s Note: Paul recently answered “Five Good Questions” on the economy for the PBS Engage blog. You will also be able to find those answers here on the Business Desk all week. Question/Comment:…

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White House Weighs Action on Auto Rescue

The White House said Friday it was considering tapping the $700 billion financial industry bailout fund to prevent the collapse of the ailing U.S. auto giants after the Senate failed to reach a compromise on a rescue package for Detroit's…

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