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Congress wants a look under the couch cushions

Mar 20, 2007
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson went to Capitol Hill today to explain what the IRS is doing to collect more than <nobr>$345 billion</nobr> that taxpayers owe but it can't seem to find. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Subprime lending from the ground floor

Mar 20, 2007
We've heard a lot about the big names in subprime lending lately. But people like Frances Geary are struggling to keep their homes as mortgage payments rise. She talked with Jane Lindholm from her Upland, Calif., residence.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Lessons from the mortgage-default wave

Mar 20, 2007
The number of failed mortgages is continuing to rise. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks with Kai Ryssdal about the shenanigans that have put a lot of new homeowners in trouble.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Subprime fears feed rate speculation

Mar 20, 2007
Some are calling for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to help insulate the economy against declines in the housing market. But others say the Fed is more concerned about inflation than recession.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

A statement on life's wages

Mar 20, 2007
Your Social Security earnings statement can be a nostalgic journey back to simpler times and summer jobs... or just plain depressing. Commentator Russell Frank suggests most of us use it as a friendly reminder that money isn't everything.
Posted In: Jobs

Redefining McJobs . . . or not

Mar 20, 2007
McDonald's in Britain has tired of the expression McJob being used to refer to an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects. It wants dictionaries to change the definition &mdash; but language just doesn't work that way.
Posted In: Jobs

Presidential road trip

Mar 20, 2007
President Bush meets with U.S. automakers on their own turf today at assembly plants in the Midwest &mdash; ones that happen to make hybrids. That'll be handy since he's expected to talk about fuel efficiency.
Posted In: Auto

The Sloan Sessions: Emotional investors

Mar 19, 2007
In just a month, record highs and boom times on Wall Street have given way to big losses. Allan Sloan believes investors have simply let emotion get the best of them.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Day in the Work Life: The nanny diaries

Mar 16, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we have a play date with a nanny.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Cockroach theory

Mar 16, 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, "Cockroach Theory." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

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