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Maxed out on plastic

Mar 23, 2007
The country's war with credit card debt rages on. A new documentary called "Maxed Out" takes an in-depth look at our nasty credit addiction. Tess Vigeland talks plastic with director James Scurlock.

Day in the Work Life: Fly me to the moon

Mar 23, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we take to the skies with a pilot.
Posted In: Jobs

Self-filing for bankruptcy can cost you

Mar 23, 2007
The new bankruptcy rules have made it tougher to file -- and tougher to find a lawyer who can help. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Doing the 'Dead cat bounce'

Mar 23, 2007
Buying a falling stock can be tempting, but if you think a quick rise will help you get rich quick, think again. As Bob Moon reports, you may be risking more than you can afford.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

A "fixed" rate might make you broke

Mar 23, 2007
Credit card companies like to lure you with the promise of a fixed interest rate, but they may be taking a few liberties with the definition. Tess Vigeland interviews Travis Plunkett of the Consumer Federation of America on how "fixed" these rates really are.
Posted In: Economy

Parts maker makes bid for Chrysler

Mar 23, 2007
One of the offers for Daimler-Chrysler's U.S. division reportedly is comimg from an anonymous private equity firm working with one of Chrysler's own parts suppliers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Investing

Sorry, Stanford

Mar 23, 2007
Colleges and universities are hitting up alumni this month for donations. But commentator and Stanford graduate Joel Stein says his alma mater shouldn't expect a check from him.

Buzzword: McJob

Mar 23, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "McJob." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs

Borders says its future is online

Mar 22, 2007
Borders Books — struggling against Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and even Costco — plans to do more business on the Web. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail

Wall Street gets what it wanted to hear

Mar 21, 2007
The Federal Reserve indicated today that it doesn't plan to raise or tighten interest rates anytime soon. That news sent the Dow up more than 150 points.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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