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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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Features by Chris Farrell

The wild west is over for debt collectors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce new rules for the debt collection industry.
Posted In: debt collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the U.S.?

With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing

Is the classical music economy tanking?

Demand for music remains high. But seeing it live is another issue.
Posted In: opera, music industry

How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money

It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.
Posted In: big data, government spending, trash

A new industry helps give older workers more meaning in their careers

For many, retirement continues to push farther and farther away. How do you make the most of working later in life?
Posted In: Retirement, Chris Farrell, Economy

Should retirement savings be mandatory?

Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement savings, Social Security

Is long term care insurance worth it?

Long term care insurance is expensive and only getting more and more costly. So, how do you know if it's worth it for you?
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning

The end of Fannie and Freddie?

There's a proposal in Congress to let the taxpayer-backed mortgage giants die, and Marketplace's economics guy says we should all get behind it.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Investing terms and questions explained

What's a bond? What's a stock? How do you choose a retirement plan? We're here to help.
Posted In: Investing, advice

The state of job training around the world: What job training?

Five years after the Great Recession, industrialized countries are still down about 16 million jobs. And many of those without work are in need of a skills upgrade.
Posted In: Unemployment, career, employee training, austerity, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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