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Week on Wall Street

Dec 7, 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

Jobs report falls in a vague sweet spot

Dec 7, 2007
There was a certain beauty to today's unemployment report. The economy added almost 100,000 new jobs last month and you could interpret the numbers just about any way you wanted -- good, bad, or none of the above. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Straight Story: Credit cards

Dec 7, 2007
It seems like all personal finance is anymore is getting out of credit card debt. Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the unfair practices of credit cards companies.

Last chance for expiring tax credits

Dec 7, 2007
Looking to cut your energy bills? Act fast and you could cut your tax burden at the same time. Tess asks Andrea Coombes how to take advantage of deductions expiring in 2008.
Posted In: Taxes

Renegotiating a bad mortgage

Dec 7, 2007
In this mortgage mess, even a cautious homeowner can end up stuck with an impossible loan. Marketplace's Alisa Roth tells us what to do when you realize you're in over your head.
Posted In: Housing

Silver bullet or bullet dodged?

Dec 7, 2007
President Bush has announced his plan to help homeowners in crisis but is it too little too late? Tess asks Nick Retsinas at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.
Posted In: Housing

Rising cost of debt stretching cash thin

Dec 7, 2007
From mortgage payments to paying off credit cards, many consumers are finding it difficult to foot money for the bills on time. Jeremy Hobson reports how many Americans are trying to put out fires.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Realtors adapt as red-hot market cools

Dec 6, 2007
Not long ago a broker could sell a house without trying very hard. But times have really changed. Lisa Napoli explores the new reality for realtors in the once red-hot market known as Greater Los Angeles.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

New York's MTA puts new plan on track

Dec 6, 2007
New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to overhaul its management structure in an effort to improve the upkeep and performance of its sprawling subway and rail system. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Putting a freeze to mortgage meltdown

Dec 6, 2007
The White House unveiled its official response to the subprime crisis today -- a rate freeze for some of the 2 million adjustable rate mortgages that are going to move higher over the next two years. Bob Moon has the details.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

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