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Emergency warning calling

Lisa Napoli | Apr 10, 2008
The good old-fashioned radio is about to get upstaged again, this time by your cell phone. But it's for a good cause. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli explains what the future holds.

Foreclosure fraud is on the rise

| Apr 10, 2008
Today we wrap up our series Housing Madness, on the fallout from the subprime meltdown. The FBI says mortgage fraud could hit record highs this year. James Doran reports.
Posted In: Crime

England, ECB out of sync on rates

Stephen Beard | Apr 10, 2008
Today, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank make their interest rate decisions. The speculation is England will cut -- and the ECB will not. Stephen Beard tells us why.
Posted In: Travel

Another nail in newspapers' coffin?

| Apr 9, 2008
Every year more advertising moves online and away from newspapers. And now there's a website that's aiming to bury newspapers' business in death notices. Curt Nickisch reports.

Underground economy is booming

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 9, 2008
Best estimates are that about 15% to 20% of the world's economy happens off the books. Journalist Mischa Glenny takes a tour of the underground economy in his new book, "McMafia." He talks about it with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Iraq casualty: Your standard of living

| Apr 9, 2008
The cost of the Iraq war is estimated at between $1 trillion and $3 trillion. But commentator Robert Reich says as big as that number is right now, it's going to hurt us more in the future.

Making public employees more public

Jeremy Hobson | Apr 9, 2008
A new website is posting the financial disclosure records that federal government employees in senior positions are required to fill out. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Are you better off than 4 years ago?

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 9, 2008
A new survey says most middle-class Americans are worse off financially today than they were four years ago. Kai Ryssdal talks with David Leonhardt of The New York Times about the squeeze middle-class families are feeling.
Posted In: Economy

American keeps canceling flights

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 9, 2008
American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights today for safety checks on its planes, as part of the FAA's recent crackdown on airline safety. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how much these cancellations will cost airlines and travelers.
Posted In: Travel

What's a bad loan go for these days?

Bob Moon | Apr 9, 2008
Unconfirmed reports say Citigroup is close to selling $12 billion in loans, at a sizable loss, that it wants to get off its books. How much are bad loans worth and why would anyone buy them? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street