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What Recession?

Chris Farrell | Sep 30, 2007
Every month I get a long list of return numbers from the investment boutique Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz. The latest rows of figures are all positive....

Lessons from the trash challenge

Tess Vigeland | Sep 29, 2007
In the coming weeks, Marketplace will air a series of reports on our consumer culture -- why we keep buying as much stuff as we do, and whether or not it's sustainable. Tess Vigeland hauled around her own trash for two weeks for an education on waste.

Something else to dislike about September

Tess Vigeland | Sep 29, 2007
According to Wall Street lore and superstitious brokers, September is the worst month for investors. Tess talks about the legend with David Wyss, chief economist for Standard and Poor's.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bringing health care home

Tess Vigeland | Sep 29, 2007
Many older Americans are choosing not to seek medical care in nursing homes or other facilities, but have someone assist them in their home. Tess Vigeland talks about the trend with Elinor Ginzler of the AARP.
Posted In: Health

Setting a stage to feel 'at home'

Curt Nickisch | Sep 29, 2007
Have a home that just won't sell? One reason might be the soft market, or you're asking too much money for it . . . or you could just be a slob. If that's the case, you could do what Curt Nickisch did and hire a professional home stager.
Posted In: Housing

Can a bank cry all the way to itself?

Tess Vigeland | Sep 29, 2007
Last year, banks made a fortune through fees from customers' overdraft charges. Exactly how much? Tess Vigeland talks with Leslie Parrish of the Center for Responsible Lending, who co-authored a study that puts the figure in the billions.
Posted In: Savings

Worker strike strikes workers

Bob Moon | Sep 28, 2007
The first nationwide strike against General Motors in 37 years came and went during the past week. Bob Moon looks back and reports on the effectiveness of strikes in this era of labor relations.
Posted In: Auto, Health, Jobs

Tess' trash challenge takes a bow

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 28, 2007
Marketplace will soon launch a special series looking at the American consumer economy -- why we keep buying as much stuff as we do, and whether or not its sustainable. Tess Vigeland took up the challenge early, and hauled around her own garbage for nearly two weeks.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 28, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Keeping an eye on drug testers

Helen Palmer | Sep 28, 2007
Even after years of research and development, the FDA only gives its stamp of approval for a drug or device after a tough set of clinical trials. But a new report finds only a tiny fraction of tests get FDA scrutiny. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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