The biggest impact of Lehman's bankruptcy and other recent turmoil could be tighter credit.
As venerable Wall Street firms succumb to the home loan crisis, focus shifts to limiting taxpayer cost.
Banking woes, rising debt levels, and unemployment will put consumers in greater trouble, economists say.
Treasury said Sunday the mortgage giants will enter a conservatorship.
Help for strapped homeowners may not be forthcoming until next year; ramping up the new government programs will take months.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson indicate need for new regulation of banking industry.
The weak dollar may push up energy prices by affecting supply, demand, and investor behavior.
Markets there produce healthy returns, but some analysts expect a correction.
Emerging markets are helping buoy global growth.
One reason: Wages aren't keeping up with price rises.