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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

Straight Story: Recession fears

Nov 16, 2007
Nobody can predict the future, but if anyone can come close, it's Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris walks us through key economic indicators and sets the story straight on the prospect of a recession.

More gravy to buy that holiday meal

Nov 16, 2007
The price of the annual turkey feast is a reliable indicator of overall consumer prices. And this year, it's jumped 11 percent from last year. But it's still a bargain. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

BP to sell off convenience stores

Nov 16, 2007
British Petroleum announces a two-year plan to sell off all 700 of its AM/PM stores to franchisees. Nearly 10,000 eployees will lose their BP jobs. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Jobs

Global reach of U.S. subprime slump

Nov 16, 2007
The ripple effects of the American subprime crisis is the big topic at the G-20 economic summit in South Africa, but no one's sure just yet how it might affect global markets. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Afghan business group eyes fruitful talk

Nov 15, 2007
The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce is trying to increase foreign investment in Afghanistan. They're not having much luck while the shooting's still going on, but they've got some ideas they're working on. Paul Brandus reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

House bill targets subprime lending

Nov 15, 2007
In an effort to make sure the subprime mortgage meltdown doesn't happen again, the House was set to vote today on a bill that would lay down rules for lending. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing

The splurge is over, folks

Nov 14, 2007
With home prices dropping, the dollar sliding and consumer confidence way down, commentator Robert Reich says it isn't just banks that are feeling the pinch.
Posted In: Economy

A little informational exuberance

Nov 14, 2007
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is going to start being more open with its economic prognostications. Marketplace's Bob Moon takes a look at what's behind the announcement with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Giving giants a green makeover

Nov 14, 2007
The LA Auto Show previews to the media today with an emphasis on big, green vehicles. Renita Jablonski tells us how GM is trying to sell a Cadillac Escalade without the guilt, and what Chrysler is using as competition.
Posted In: Auto

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