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The Fed becomes less reserved

Nov 20, 2007
The Federal Reserve will be sharing more information with the public when it releases the minutes today for last month's meeting. Nancy Marshall Genzer tells us what the Fed added and whether critics are appeased.
Posted In: Economy

How do they analyze holiday sales?

Nov 19, 2007
Most analyst estimates for this year's holiday retail sales are for about a 4% increase over last year. But how do they know? Marshall Cohen, the chief analyst at the market research firm NPD Group, explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Commercial property feels credit crunch

Nov 19, 2007
New evidence out today shows that losses from subprime mortgages have spread to the commercial real estate sector. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

French commuters won't back up strike

Nov 19, 2007
It's the sixth day of a nationwide transit workers' strike in France, and the French people are showing less support to strikers as severe traffic jams continue to plague commuters. John Laurenson reports from Paris.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Homebuilders gloomy over record low

Nov 19, 2007
The monthly housing market index is reporting a 14-year low on new homes, making homebuilders' outlook less optimistic than usual. Amy Scott tells us when homebuilders hope to see things turn around.
Posted In: Housing

Keep your money-market fund low-cost

Nov 19, 2007
General Electric's recent trouble with money-market funds showed those investments weren't immune to subprime. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells us the rules for avoiding trouble with short-term bonds.

Week on Wall Street

Nov 16, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Fed governors don't foresee rate cuts

Nov 16, 2007
Three members of the Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates have said another rate cut isn't necessary. That news was a bit of a surprise for Wall Streeters. And, as John Dimsdale reports, some economists are still expecting rate reductions in the near future.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Shopocalypse now

Nov 16, 2007
Reverend Billy has a message for you: the end is near for our consumer culture. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli enters the fold of the Church of Stop Shopping to bring us the gospel.

Read the fine print

Nov 16, 2007
Are mortgage brokers looking out for your bottom line or their own? Tess talks to Elizabeth Warren about hidden fees in the mortgage industry.
Posted In: Housing

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