Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Housing, housing bubble, asset bubble, privatization, real estate
Many want the quasi-governmental outfits snuffed out for good
Posted In: family, business, lending, loans
How to fund your business idea when banks won't lend.
Posted In: ACA, health care
The new health insurance markets should moderate healthcare costs.
Posted In: states, local government finances, surplus
Most states are doing good when it comes to their balance sheet, even capturing that elusive word -- surplus!
Posted In: stock markets, 2013
The stock markets saw huge gains last year, but are investors just on a sugar high?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, deflation
The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Posted In: aging, elderly care
The Gross Domestic Product doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative, as Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs
Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.
Posted In: debt collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce new rules for the debt collection industry.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing
With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.