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The new face of poverty

Chris Farrell | Mar 24, 2009
In reporting on poverty in Memphis, Chicago and Muncie it struck me that there may be a change in the nature of poverty. It's striking how well...

The Geithner plan

Chris Farrell | Mar 23, 2009
On the face of it, the Geithner plan is a disappointment. Economist Paul Krugman is right: It's really just another version of the proposal put...

Drilling up old oil safety issues

Caitlan Carroll | Mar 24, 2009
Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker accident, and the oil industry has ramped up safety measures since then. But a proposal to drill in the Arctic has some experts worried. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Oil

Rethinking retirement

Tess Vigeland | Mar 20, 2009
Investors are adjusting the way they manage their money, but those hoping to retire soon don't have time to build back wealth. Tess Vigeland talks to financial planner Stuart Ritter about what soon-to-be retirees can do to weather the storm.
Posted In: Retirement

Crumpled clothes foretell financial woes

| Mar 24, 2009
Financial types aren't the only ones taking a measure of the bad economy. Dry cleaners have predictive tools of their own. Beth Teitell reports on the Crumple Index.

What does climate change denial look like? A pig in a tux.

Jim Nicolow | Mar 18, 2009
Though their mission ironically embraces "sustainable development," the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) is trying to...

Latino workers find greener landscape

Dan Grech | Mar 23, 2009
The real estate bust has forced companies to cut construction jobs Latino immigrants used to fill. So laid-off workers have turned to greener pastures for work in the downturn. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Taxing bonuses: Is this good business?

Steve Henn | Mar 20, 2009
Congress is moving toward legislation to tax bonuses that companies receiving federal bailouts paid to employees. Is this a good way for government to do business? Steve Henn reports.

The Cliche Crunch

Scott Jagow | Feb 13, 2009
See how many cliches you can spot in this blog post. The current economic climate has spawned a new wave of cliches, starting with the ever...

Are You Ready?

Scott Jagow | Feb 9, 2009
Hello... I'm excited to be your host for the Marketplace Scratch Pad! Since this is our first day together, I have a short pop quiz. It's pretty...



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