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.
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In light of a possible global food crisis during this drought, many are calling for a stop to the federal mandate that requires gasoline to have corn-based ethanol.
Posted In: Financial scandals, LIBOR, investor confidence, Banks, reform, Glass-Steagall, Paul Volcker
Banks are still huge, financial scandals still break -- even after the recession revealed flaws in the financial system. A commentator gives his short-and-sweet solution.
Posted In: Housing
Don't believe those real estate agents when they say the housing market's hit bottom and is going to rebound. The market is going to be flat for a long time to come.
Posted In: emergency savings, Savings, Retirement, retirement spending
Your most recent program discussed the amount and kind of emergency funds needed for people working. My question is what those of us who are retired should consider for emergency funds. William, Schenectady, NY
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, outsourcing
The presidential campaign has returned to the issue of private equity and the outsourcing of jobs. President Obama has latched onto a Washington Post report that says private equity firm Bain Capital, which Mitt Romney used to run, helped pioneer the outsourcing of jobs.