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More eavesdropping power on tap

Steve Henn | Aug 6, 2007
A new law gives the White House greater power to eavesdrop U.S. residents communicating with terrorism suspects overseas. But President Bush wanted to give phone companies amnesty for past spying, and Congress didn't hand it over. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Straight Story: Unfair taxes

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Aug 3, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell ponders why some big money earners pay a much less ratio of taxes when compared with other Americans.

Be prepared for an emergency

Tess Vigeland | Aug 3, 2007
Many people don't plan for emergencies until they've already happened. Save yourself from crisis mode by clicking through Marketplace Money's stories on disaster-proofing.

Summer School: Short sale

| Aug 3, 2007
This week, we learn the meaning of a short sale.
Posted In: Investing

The benefits of ETFs

| Aug 3, 2007
Oil prices are soaring again and that's good news for the people who invested in oil --- probably bad news for drivers. What's one way to be more of the former and less of the latter? Something called an ETF. Marketplace's Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing

We listen to listeners

Tess Vigeland | Aug 3, 2007
Tess Vigeland checks in with a few listeners, who wrote us with feedback on the P/E ratio, the high costs of the wedding industry and avoiding credit card offers.

Living within the community

| Aug 3, 2007
One solution to homeownership that's gaining in traction in the U.S. is something called co-housing. Originally created in Denmark, there have been over 100 projects already completed. Marketplace's Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Savings

State help for troubled homeowners

| Aug 3, 2007
A number of states are trying to alleviate the pressure on troubled homeowners by creating a fund to help homeowners refinance out of mortgages they can't afford. Tess talks to Chris Mayer from the Columbia Business School about it.

Bridge collapse

Chris Farrell | Aug 3, 2007
Thanks to a reference by Andrew Samwick, economist at Dartmouth University, here's a link to a good piece on the tragic bridge collapse in...

New owners, same issues for Chrysler

Bob Moon | Aug 3, 2007
Chrysler began another chapter in its 82-year history today. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management officially took over as new owner. But the same executives will tackle the same problems as before.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

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