• Money Advice For a Struggling Couple Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    Retirement expert Bill Losey advises an older couple with more debt than savings on how to get ahead -- even late in life.

  • Credit Crisis Hitting Home: 'Everybody Cries Together' Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    As the credit crisis spreads around the globe, it is reverberating back to Main Street in ways never seen before.  As such, stories similar to the Hendrick's Turf farm are being played out across America.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • Credit, Bailout Worries Drag on Stocks Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Stocks Slide as ISM Report Adds to Anxiety Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Futures Fall as Bailout Remains Uncertain Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to start Wednesday in the red with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • The FCAT: Financial Crisis Aptitude Test Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    When searching for a new job, especially in finance, it’s essential to stay informed of current business news and trends, since they’re often the topics of interview questions and lunch meetings, and could affect where (and to whom) you’ll be sending your resume.

  • Did you hear the joke about the Wall Street CEO who made as much as $20 million for 18 days of work?  Oh, sorry, it’s not a joke!  Alan Fishman got a $7 million signing bonus for agreeing to take the helm of troubled Washington Mutual and he’s in line to get another $13 million in severance now that JPMorgan Chase will likely fire him after its acquisition of WaMu.

  • Retirement Road Getting Longer And Longer Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Just when it looked like the baby boomers would be riding off into the sunset, 401k's and other investments tucked securely in pockets to sustain them through retirement, along comes a "once in a century" financial meltdown and jeopardizes an entire generation's post-working life prosperity.

  • Real Economy In Real Trouble, Too Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:17 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Now, with a deal on the financial bailout expected soon, let's get back to the real economy—and the recession already in progress.

  • Who’s Afraid Of The Executive Salary Cap? Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Irrespective of the bailout’s provisions, given the slow deal market, bankers throughout the industry will certainly receive much lighter bonuses this year versus last. And with the market expected to remain dry through 2009, bonuses next year won’t look much better.

  • Slowdown: Jobless Rate Jumps, Durable Goods Slip Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    The number of workers filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped 32,000 last week,while new orders for durable goods dropped by a sharper-than-expected 4.5 percent in August.

  • Showing Them Who's Boss Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    You've been promoted above your peers—and ex-drinking buddies. How do you deal with the inevitable resistance and get them to fall in line behind you?

  • Gross: Bailout of Wall Street Will Help Main Street Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    The Treasury’s bailout plan for Wall Street will also benefit Main Street, Bill Gross, founder and chief investment officer of investment management firm Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The New Face of Investment Banking Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    Everyone and their mother’s favorite industry observer are calling Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’ status switch to holding companies the end of the large independent investment bank as we know it.

  • Hey Congress, You Already Passed Homeowner Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    In the debate over homeowner aid in the Wall Street bailout, both sides appear to have forgotten that Congress approved a $300 billion mortgage rescue in July.

  • Career Breakdown--Or Opportunity? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    We have not seen the complete fallout from the market crisis yet. There will, no doubt, be more bank failures, consolidations and layoffs. This is a time to reflect, take inventory and prepare for the unknown.

  • Bailout Plan Will Be Drag On Fragile US Economy Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    “The Wall Street mess will now have collateral damage to the real economy,” says Steve Hanke, a former White House economist. “We're coming into this thing in a terrible situation.”

  • Much has been made in this Presidential campaign – and much more will be made – about the value of experience and who is qualified to lead. Often, relative youth is cited as a negative.

  • "Survivor": The Lehman Brothers Episode Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    The fallout from the financial crisis plaguing Wall Street has become as nail-biting as a "Survivor" tribal council, and no one has experienced more drama than the staff of Lehman Brothers.