Mixed signals on the recession Some economists say leading indicators are pointing to the recession soon being over. Yet unemployment continues to rise, and consumer confidence is down. Will the recovery be any better than the downturn?9:06 a.m.
Charles Wheelan: Author of the "Naked Economist" column for Yahoo Finance. He's a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Cash for Clunkers out of cash The US Government's Cash for Clunkers program has just started and already has announced that it may be suspended well before the original November deadline. Consumers and car dealers in the midst of making deals appear to be left out in the cold.9:45 a.m.
Joel Jack: is general sales manager at Richfield, Bloomington Honda.
Couples and money The recession heightens the money disagreements couples have all too frequently. One wrinkle: More couples are deciding not to divorce because it's too expensive.10:06 a.m.
Ruth Hayden: Personal finance consultant and author of several books on personal finance.