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Our first house

Apr 4, 2008
With all the negative housing news, a glimmer of hope: falling prices mean many people can now afford a new home. We meet a couple moving into their first house this weekend.
Posted In: Housing

A problem of perception

Apr 4, 2008
The way we think about our homes has changed drastically over the years. Tess asks Chris Thornberg if the American dream of home ownership for all is realistic anymore.
Posted In: Housing

Ghost Town USA

Apr 4, 2008
Tess Vigeland tours the wasteland of foreclosed homes near Stockton, California, and meets a family that's resorted to squatting in their own home.
Posted In: Housing

Nothing left to do but walk away

Apr 4, 2008
Tess introduces us to the Goslins, a family in the midst of foreclosure as they hand over their keys and leave their home.
Posted In: Housing

The housing crisis in context

Apr 4, 2008
The current housing crisis is talked about by a lot of people, but how bad is it really? Tess asks Marketplace's Chris Farrell to help us understand the scope of the problem.
Posted In: Housing

Week on Wall Street

Apr 4, 2008
Kai Ryssdal chats with Kim Clark of U.S. News & World Report about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Conspicuous consumption is over

Apr 4, 2008
Are Prius drivers really concerned about their carbon footprints, or are they more interested in being seen in a hybrid? Commentator Rob Walker says the days of status shopping are behind us.
Posted In: Retail

More jobs lost. When will this end?

Apr 4, 2008
Another bad report on the economy from the government today: 80,000 jobs lost in March, the biggest monthly drop in five years. How bad are things going to get? Marketplace's Alisa Roth went looking for answers.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

March's job report: Not great

Apr 4, 2008
The latest report from the Labor Department marks the loss of 80,000 jobs, the biggest drop in five years. Alisa Roth reports what sectors were hit the hardest and when analysts are predicting things might get better.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Longtime renter, first-time buyer

Apr 4, 2008
For the latest in our Housing Madness series, we wanted to talk to someone taking advantage of the down market and buying property. Ashley Milne-Tyte found a first-time buyer in New York City -- where you'd least expect it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

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