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Decoder: 'Plain vanilla' products

Amy Scott | Jun 26, 2009
The Obama administration wants "plain vanilla" to be the standard for mortgages, credit cards and other financial products. But what exactly does that mean? Marketplace's Amy Scott explains.
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Government housing initiatives fall flat

| Aug 14, 2009
There are a number of government programs that aim to help homeowners struggling with high monthly mortgage payments. But are they actually helping? Tess Vigeland talks with Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics about the problems facing these programs and some possible solutions.
Posted In: Housing
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Credit counseling can't help everyone

| Aug 14, 2009
For another point of view on the merits of credit counseling, we asked Gail Cunningham of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling to respond to Liz Pulliam Weston's assertions. She insists counselors are there to help, but don't work magic.
Posted In: Savings
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A turning point in industrial production?

| Aug 14, 2009
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether we should be worried about deflation and July's industrial production report.
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Companies rethinking the supply chain

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 10, 2009
As shipping costs and pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rise, companies are looking for ways to make their supply chains shorter and save money. Kai Ryssdal talks to Craig Carter of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Posted In: Retail
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Automatic bill payment

Chris Farrell | Aug 13, 2009
Question: I understand that credit card companies take a dim view of certain credit-using behavior when deciding on your interest rate. For...
Posted In: banking, Credit Cards
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Foreclosure problem mounting

Tamara Keith | Aug 13, 2009
New numbers from RealtyTrac show that 360,000 homeowners were at least 30 days behind on their house payments last month. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Housing
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The bottled water scam

Scott Jagow | Aug 12, 2009
I've always been suspicious of the bottled water industry, that it had to be an ingenious marketing ploy tapping into our fear of faucets. How do...
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Weekly Wrap: The Fed's new role

| Aug 14, 2009
Freelance journalist Heidi Moore and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about when the Federal Reserve can start raising interest rates again, and its political role in this economic climate.
Posted In: Wall Street
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dzengee zha mashieneu

Scott Jagow | Aug 13, 2009
I could be swearing in Russian for all I know. I used one of those online dictionaries. But I'm pretty sure I'm in the ballpark of "cash for...

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