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The money market mutual fund stabilization fund

Chris Farrell | Oct 4, 2008
Here is the press release put out by Treasury on its back-up plan for making sure that money market mutual fund money invested before September 19...

'Twas the Night Before...

Scott Jagow | Oct 3, 2008
To keep from crying, I guess we laugh ... nervously....

Straight Story: Taking the long view

Chris Farrell | Oct 3, 2008
After a week of chaos, we finally have a bailout bill. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the implications of the rescue plan in the coming months and years.

The down payment assistance debate

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 3, 2008
A popular measure aimed at helping prospective homebuyers make their down payment is no longer an option. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports on the efforts to restore down payment assistance programs.

Day in the Work Life: Financial planner

| Oct 3, 2008
In a shaky economic time, it's always nice to have a little help from an expert. On this week's Day in the Work Life, we meet Rick Zettlemoyer, a professional financial planner.

Mormons take care of their own

| Oct 3, 2008
As host Tess Vigeland hosts the show from Salt Lake City, we get a brief history of Mormons and their unique way of providing for one another in crisis from journalist and author Ken Verdoia.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Oct 3, 2008
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland take questions on your protections against an ailing market, from PODs to SIPC, FDIC to NCUA.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Putting investors on the couch

| Oct 3, 2008
In all the chaos around the current crisis, it's hard to keep a level head. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Dr. Richard Peterson about the mind games the market plays with investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Short- and long-term views of the crisis

| Oct 3, 2008
Reporter Dan Bammes asks Utah residents how the financial crisis has affected them, and a few of our younger listeners weigh in on how the state of the economy has changed their investment strategy.

After the bailout

Bob Moon | Oct 3, 2008
Even though Congress has agreed on a revised bailout plan, Marketplace Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon tells host Tess Vigeland that the economy isn't out of the woods yet.