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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

Virgin could lose its beauty

Apr 4, 2008
Virgin Atlantic might soon do away with its specialty in-flight massage and beauty staff. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Angela Jameson about why the carrier budgets for 280 beauty therapists with a fleet of only 38 planes.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Great time to be a bankruptcy lawyer

Apr 4, 2008
The American Bankruptcy Institute holds its annual meeting today, and sure as the economy is struggling, the bankruptcy industry is having a great year. Jeff Tyler reports those bigger profits are bittersweet.

Wall Street is betting on home builders

Apr 3, 2008
The money on Wall Street is again flowing into home building. Marketplace's Jill Barshay reports on why investors are betting against the housing bust.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Bear Stearns deal called necessary

Apr 3, 2008
Head of government agencies and investment banks went before a Senate committee to defend the Fed rescue of Bear Stearns, saying greater economic harm would have resulted if action weren't taken. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

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