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Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 14, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Deep in hock and loving every minute

| Dec 14, 2007
Richard Oswald has been a farmer all his life and in debt for most of it. A state he says that's as much a part of farming as working in the fields.

Senate OKs bill aimed at subprime mess

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Dec 14, 2007
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Citigroup lists subprime hit for all to see

Jill Barshay | Dec 14, 2007
The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Work Life: Ski patrol

| Dec 14, 2007
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we hit the slopes with Ski Patroller Peg Doheny.

A new way to invest in your community

| Dec 14, 2007
What do you get when you mix investing in your town with the feel of the stock market? Tess talks to Tom Anderson about muni bond exchange-traded funds.
Posted In: Investing

Temps with benefits

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 14, 2007
With freelancing and consulting on the rise, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte learns about the growing movement among the self-employed to get more than just a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Savings bonds

Chris Farrell | Dec 14, 2007
The Fed is making changes to one of Chris Farrell's favorite investments and he's not going to take it sitting down. Chris sets the story straight on savings bonds.

When the landlord can't pay the rent

| Dec 14, 2007
It's not just mortgage holders that suffer when they can't make their payments. Tess talks to Aleksandra Todorova about what happens when your landlord can't pay the bills.
Posted In: Housing

Great ideas (but will they work?)

Bob Moon | Dec 14, 2007
The Fed, the White House and Congress have all put forward their plans to clean up the mortgage mess. Marketplace's Bob Moon asks if any of it will do the trick.
Posted In: Housing