Some bankers at Credit Suisse were given toxic assets as a way for them to feel the pain of plummeting investment values. But this year, those assets have soared in value. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Alex Ritson.
On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.
Chinese state media reported one of China's richest men, Huang Guangyu, has been charged with bribery, insider trading, and illegal business dealings. We speak with Yasheng Huang, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
European lawmakers are considering a measure that would prevent the United States from monitoring international money transfers. The United States considers it a key weapon in the fight against terrorism. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
It sounds like a plot line for a movie. Four disgruntled senior citizens kidnap and hold hostage their financial advisor after losing a bundle in the US property market. Except it's not a movie. Marco Werman finds out more from reporter Annette Kuglar.
A susu could be one of the safest places to park your money these days. The World's Jason Margolis tells us how this type of informal investment club got to the United States through immigrant communities.
The BBC's Zubair Ahmed has the remarkable story of a group of poor women in the Indian city of Mumbai who relied on their cooking skills to create an economic miracle out of the most basic of Indian food items.
Switzerland has agreed to relax its legendary banking secrecy laws in cases involving tax evasion. The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the Swiss announcement -- and similar ones from other European nations.