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Day in the Work Life: Sound effects guy

| May 2, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we listen in with a sound effects guy who adds a dash of audio magic to the movies.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | May 2, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about purchasing a business, buying foreign real estate, self-employment and financing study abroad.

New condo loan rules add headaches

| May 2, 2008
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now ask more of lenders making condo loans. Tess asks David Lereah to explain the new regulations making life tough for prospective condo owners.

Stimulating the charity sector

| May 2, 2008
Economic stimulus payments are in the mail, but as Danielle Karson explains, before you blow that check, there are some charities who'd like to make their pitch.
Posted In: Charity

Straight Story: Peer-to-peer

Chris Farrell | May 2, 2008
As it becomes harder to get a loan from a bank, alternatives emerge. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the pros and cons of peer-to-peer lending.
Posted In: Investing

Drug companies seek new prescriptions

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 2, 2008
Pharmaceutical companies face expiring patents on many blockbuster drugs, with few new medicines in the pipeline to replace them. So the industry's trying creative ways to make money. Some say too creative. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Investors want a say on executive pay

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 2, 2008
The latest European trend arriving in the U.S.: allowing shareholders to vote on executive pay packages. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, investors are eager to make themselves heard.
Posted In: Investing

Congress preps for credit crackdown

| May 2, 2008
The Federal Reserve recently proposed tough new rules for the credit card industry. Now Congress wants its turn. Tess speaks with Congressman Barney Frank.

Questions answered on air for May 3-4

Jeffrey Long | May 2, 2008
On this week's Marketplace Money, Chris and Tess answer questions about freeing up assets to purchase an online business, buying foreign real...

Bolivia leader plans company takeovers

Dan Grech | May 2, 2008
Facing a provincial vote this weekend, Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced he plans to nationalize the nation's biggest telecommunications company and four foreign-owned natural gas companies. Dan Grech reports.