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Does the lifeline reach far enough?

Feb 15, 2008
Next up in the government's list of plans to curb the mortgage crisis: this week's "Project Lifeline," a major foreclosure freeze. Tess asks Gary Painter if it will make a difference.
Posted In: Housing

Week on Wall Street

Feb 15, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cutting off your ARM to save your house

Feb 15, 2008
Foreclosures, now at record levels, could go even higher as a wave of adjustable rate mortgages reset to higher interest rates in the next 18 months. Mhari Saito has a story of a family teetering on the leading edge of that wave.
Posted In: Housing

Newspapers launch online ad network

Feb 15, 2008
Four major U.S. newspaper chains are combining efforts on a network they hope will attract online advertisers seeking to book national campaigns. Dan Grech reports on this latest attempt to keep newspapers competitive.

Economic fears could hit public works

Feb 15, 2008
Investors' concerns with the credit crunch are showing up in auction-rate securities, which raise money for everything from roads and bridges to hospitals and museums. Marketplace's Bob Moon explains how these investments work and why we should be concerned.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Consumer confidence drops to new low

Feb 15, 2008
A monthly survey shows consumers are more pessimistic about the economy than they've been in 16 years, as fears of recession and job cuts grow. John Dimsdale reports on how psychology is affecting the economy.
Posted In: Economy

Lessons from the writers' strike

Feb 15, 2008
After more than three months on the picket lines, writers are back on the job in Hollywood. Stacey Vanek Smith asks how they managed 15 weeks without a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Day in the Work Life: Soap Opera Actor

Feb 15, 2008
With Hollywood's writers back on the job, we turn an eye to entertainment and learn about an actor's day on the set with Tobias Truvillion of "One Life to Live."
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Haves and have-nots

Feb 15, 2008
How should we measure economic disparity? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on closing the gap between the rich and the poor.

(Re)setting yourself up for trouble

Feb 15, 2008
The rates for millions of adjustable mortgages are set to skyrocket this year. How can you keep clear of the ARM reset landslide -- or dig yourself out? Bob Moon has some ideas.
Posted In: Housing

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