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Great ideas (but will they work?)

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

Do you need $25K to fix your home?

Dec 14, 2007
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
Posted In: Retail

The company gives to its performers

Dec 14, 2007
Analysts are projecting pay raises to go up about the same amount they did the past year. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the pay-for-performance factor is becoming increasingly important in determining bonuses.
Posted In: Jobs

Big Easy gets harder for the poor

Dec 13, 2007
The city of New Orleans is planning to demolish four huge public housing developments to make way for new, more expensive buildings. Activists say the new New Orleans may not be making enough room for the poor. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Housing

Why aren't energy, food in inflation rate?

Dec 13, 2007
The Labor Department today said that wholesale inflation was at 3.4 percent -- the biggest jump since the Vietnam era. But then the guys with the green eye shades came along with a much lower "core rate" that's minus food and energy costs. Why? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

It's not a mall, it's a lifestyle

Dec 13, 2007
For those who are heartbroken to leave the mall, there's another option: an apartment complex with stores built right in. Joal Ryan has more on a growing number of "lifestyle centers" designed to go beyond just shopping.
Posted In: Retail

Murdoch moves, media world prepares

Dec 13, 2007
With Rupert Murdoch set to take control of the Wall Street Journal, rival media companies are making their own moves to stay competitive. Lisa Napoli has more on how networks and newspapers are responding.
Posted In: Wall Street

Kill homeowner tax deduction?!

Dec 13, 2007
A few weeks ago, economics correspondent Chris Farrell told Scott Jagow we should get rid of homeowner tax deductions. Many listeners wrote in wondering if he was nuts. He addressed some of their bigger concerns.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Murdoch will change WSJ, but how?

Dec 12, 2007
Dow Jones shareholders, mainly the Bancroft family, are expected to formally approve the takeover by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp tomorrow. They'll get $5 billion in exchange for giving up the Wall Street Journal. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on what's in store for the companies and the paper.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Fed tries new plan to get money moving

Dec 12, 2007
After hearing howls of complaint that it didn't cut interest rates enough, the Federal Reserve announced a plan today to get liquidity liquid again. Marketplace's New York bureau chief Jill Barshay explains, with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

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