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Reflecting on the Beckham effect

| Feb 16, 2009
At one point, soccer superstar David Beckham was the U.S.'s hottest import. But did his stint playing for the LA Galaxy ultimately help U.S. soccer? Steve Chiotakis talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad.
Posted In: Sports

Microlending shows up stateside

Alisa Roth | Jun 24, 2008
The small loans that have sparked a financing revolution around the world are starting to pique interest in the United States. Alisa Roth reports.

Ford bails out of bailout

Dan Grech | Dec 10, 2008
The heads of Ford have stepped out of the plan for the auto industry bailout, saying they don't need the money. But why was Ford able to jump ship and not GM or Chrysler? Dan Grech explores a critical company move.
Posted In: Auto

Obama to tackle housing problem next

| Feb 13, 2009
President Obama is expected to unveil a plan to reinvigorate the housing sector next week. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Columbia University Professor Chris Mayer about what the plan might look like.
Posted In: Housing

Measuring the success of the stimulus

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 12, 2009
President Obama says the stimulus package will create or preserve 3.5 million jobs and get the economy on track. But will the package actually stimulate the economy? And how will we measure its success? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Aid for the 'home rich but cash poor'

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 30, 2009
With retirees living longer, it's harder to make ends meet with savings and Social Security. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson explains how reverse mortgages let retirees use the value of their home to help pay the bills.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

Consolidate loans to mortgage

Chris Farrell | Feb 12, 2009
Question: Please help... Would it be a good or bad decision to put a non-consolidated Parent Plus Loan into a home refinance? The refinance rate is...
Posted In: debt, Housing

Weekly Wrap: Bank CEOs and Geithner

| Feb 13, 2009
News this week surrounded some very important people -- bailed-out bank CEOs and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Kai Ryssdal speaks about the banking system with The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Moore and The Atlantic's Megan McCardle.

Whew... what a week

Scott Jagow | Feb 13, 2009
Between Congress and the Treasury, there was a lot to stomach -- a thousand-plus pages and $2-3 trillion in solutions for the economy. On...

Tanzania pays price for cheap knockoffs

| Feb 13, 2009
Manufacturers are capitalizing on the demand residents in developing countries have for modern amenities. China is exporting fake merchandise to Tanzania to make a quick buck. As Gretchen Wilson reports, these cheap goods come with huge long-term costs.



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