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To pay for school, one undergrad makes a fateful decision.

Jan 15, 2012
Commentator Alejandra Bautista-Landin reflects on the decision that changed her life and where she's come since.
Posted In: My Life Is True

Your television viewing choices

Jan 13, 2012
One word to describe the future of television: more. More everything. And that' s going to change the lives of those in the business of TV.
Posted In: tv, television

How's about a do-over on all that debt?

Jan 13, 2012
Comedian Tim Bedore likes the concept of debt forgiveness. And he has some ideas about how to make us swallow it.
Posted In: debt forgiveness

Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Jan 11, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment

Payday loan becomes monthly ordeal

Jan 9, 2012
Commentator Mark Laws found himself on a "rat wheel" trying to pay off a loan to attend his mother's funeral.
Posted In: payday loans, My Life Is True

What Now: The crime economy

Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Posted In: What Now?, Crime, prisons

What Now: The junk food diet

Jan 5, 2012
Millions of Americans make resolutions to change the way they eat. But, can we change the way food is marketed to us?
Posted In: obesity, junk food, children, What Now?

The future of the Arab Spring in 2012

Jan 4, 2012
Last year, revolutions led to political changes in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. So what's next for the Middle East in 2012?
Posted In: What Now?, Arab Spring, democracy

How will the Supreme Court tackle health care?

Jan 3, 2012
It stands to be one of the biggest Supreme Court cases in the last decade: The argument over the constitutionality of the health care law. The final decision won't be easy to predict.
Posted In: Supreme Court, health care, healthcare reform, What Now?

Out of work, but not out of options

Dec 30, 2011
Commentator Cecilia Marquez describes the experience of taking a risk to get a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Education

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Marketplace coverage of Europe's debt crisis and how it's affecting the U.S. and world markets.