The Obama administration is expected to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment would pass up Elizabeth Warren who pushed for the bureau's creation.
Google has rolled out its latest venture into the world of social media: Google Plus. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Jennifer 8 Lee about the newest social network.
There are debt crises and possible defaults looming on both sides of the Atlantic, and this has investors looking for safe places to park their money. Gold is always attractive when the going gets rough. So many investors are piling into the precious metal that prices have been rising for the last 10 days.
The White House and congressional leaders continued talking over the weekend, but with no public signs of progress on a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
As NASA ends its shuttle program this week, a private company is gearing up for business. Virgin Galactic is hoping to begin offering rides into space soon. The company is still vague about its exact timeline for a launch, though official hope for a liftoff in about 18 months.
Mary Louise Kelly and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
More than 40 million Americans care for a loved one at home, providing some $450 billion of care a year, says a new AARP study. Advocates say they're tired, stressed out and at higher risk of health problems themselves — and the problem could get worse as the baby-boom generation enters old age.
For retailers, it's the second "most wonderful time of the year" next to the holiday shopping season. That's why they're getting an early start.
Federal Reserve data show consumer debt has begun ticking up again after dropping during the recession. The company that measures credit risk attributes growing credit card debt to wealthier people spending more freely and to poorer people not paying their balances in full.