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Last chance for expiring tax credits

| Dec 7, 2007
Looking to cut your energy bills? Act fast and you could cut your tax burden at the same time. Tess asks Andrea Coombes how to take advantage of deductions expiring in 2008.
Posted In: Taxes

Renegotiating a bad mortgage

Alisa Roth | Dec 7, 2007
In this mortgage mess, even a cautious homeowner can end up stuck with an impossible loan. Marketplace's Alisa Roth tells us what to do when you realize you're in over your head.
Posted In: Housing

Silver bullet or bullet dodged?

| Dec 7, 2007
President Bush has announced his plan to help homeowners in crisis but is it too little too late? Tess asks Nick Retsinas at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.
Posted In: Housing

Thousands of jobs for millions working

Dan Grech | Dec 7, 2007
The Labor Department released new unemployment numbers this morning, and then revised its original estimated number of new jobs by slashing them in half. But how good were the numbers to begin with? Dan Grech reports

Will Amazon be the iTunes killer?

| Dec 7, 2007
With a Pepsi-backed promotion of about a billion music download giveaways, Amazon might be the best competitor against Apple yet. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde about whether they have a shot at grabbing market share.
Posted In: Entertainment

College donors want wiser decisions

Amy Scott | Dec 7, 2007
The case of the Robertsons versus Princeton University is just one example of the growing problem of discontented donors in higher education. Amy Scott reports how one group is trying to help.
Posted In: Crime, Education

25 years and still a 'Thriller'

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 7, 2007
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" debuted this week in 1982, and it still holds the title of best-selling album of all time. Stacey Vanek-Smith shows us how the album and video raised the bar for what we expect from artists today.
Posted In: Entertainment

Alitalia bidders take good with bad

| Dec 7, 2007
Italian air carrier Alitalia might have a reputation for bad management and costly setbacks, but Italy's draw as a top flight destination makes it a desirable item for takeover. Megan Williams reports on who's bidding.
Posted In: Travel

Wise investing or just chancing it?

Lisa Napoli | Dec 7, 2007
Does it take luck or skill to make money in the markets? Lisa Napoli explores financial chance versus ability with engineer Stan Mazor, co-inventor of the first silicon chip and author of the book "Stock Market Gambling."
Posted In: Books, Wall Street

A new way to clean up a crude mess

Janet Babin | Dec 7, 2007
After being told it couldn't be done, a team of students at MIT has figured out a way to use a material to separate oil from water, allowing for future clean-ups of crude oil spills. Janet Babin has more.