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homebuyer tax credit

Chris Farrell | Jan 22, 2009
Question: My husband and I just bought our first home in South Minneapolis this past fall. Since then, I have heard a lot of talk about the IRS...
Posted In: Housing

Treasury adds 7-year note to pay debt

| Feb 4, 2009
The Treasury Department is bringing back the 7-year note to help with the rising deficit. It's also considering creating other unusual maturities. Why? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Renewed interest in the New Deal

Renita Jablonski and Chris Farrell | Feb 5, 2009
Today's financial crisis has driven economists to look back at what happened in the 1930's. Renita Jablonski talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about what's different today and what we got from the New Deal.

Robotics revolutionizes war

| Feb 4, 2009
Robotics and other technologies have had a big impact on how war is waged. Kai Ryssdal speaks with warfare expert P.W. Singer about how technology is revolutionizing war on and off the battlefield.
Posted In: Books, Science

House on small business health care

Mitchell Hartman | Feb 4, 2009
Today a House committee will explore the challenge small businesses face to cover their employees. Some reformers want to mandate employers provide insurance or pay into a government fund. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Health

4 seasons not on orchestra's program

Dan Grech | Jan 29, 2009
In winter the Cleveland Orchestra wings it to Miami, Fla. Not in search of warmer weather, but rather for revenue it can't find in its hometown's frozen economy. Dan Grech reports.

Obama to cap pay of bailout execs

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 4, 2009
President Obama unveiled new salary caps today for companies receiving bailout money. The administration is looking at a $500,000 cap to prevent CEOs from riding "high on the hog." Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Recession could help smokers quit

Dan Grech | Feb 4, 2009
You might think the stress of a bad economy would lead more people to smoke, but historically financial downturns have made people smoke less. Dan Grech reports why the recession encourages smoking cessation.
Posted In: Health

Finding the value in vintage

Eve Troeh | Jan 30, 2009
Classic style seems to be one of the few things able to beat inflation and financial slumps. Marketplace's Eve Troeh discovers that the old things lying around her house can mean lots of new money.
Posted In: Retail, Savings

Avon's calling for more sales reps

Janet Babin | Feb 3, 2009
Avon announced higher fourth-quarter profits today. And its Super Bowl ad seeking sales reps caught a lot of attention. Is a recession the right time to start a home-based business? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Jobs



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