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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

Honda: An American success story?

Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Posted In: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing

How much should you save for long-term care?

Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance

The case against courting companies

Who doesn't want their government to bring in new businesses? We take a look at the ups and downs of courting companies.
Posted In: New York, South Dakota

What do home sales have to do with the job market?

Domestic migration, when you move from one place in the country to another, plunged in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Now things are looking up.
Posted In: housing market, housing prices, mortgage, Jobs

When borrowing to pay for college, remember the Pilgrims

Paying off student loans can be a long and scary venture. But one way to get a handle on how to make it an affordable experience is to take a tip from the Pilgrims.
Posted In: college, student debt, student loan debt

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Are long-term auto loans a bad deal?

Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Posted In: auto loans, car sales, Auto

U.S. infrastructure gets a D+

Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell joins Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the state of infrastructure in the U.S. and whether the country can afford to improve it.
Posted In: infrastructure, federal budget

Politics protect baby boomers in budget fight

Differences aside, there is one thing Republicans and Democrats have in common when it comes to their budget proposals: They are both are friendly to baby boomers.
Posted In: baby boomers, federal budget, Republicans, Democrats

Sequester: Federal R&D to suffer long-term effects

The sequester may have immediate impacts on federal workers, the unemployed, and federal aviation personnel -- but what will be its long-term effects?
Posted In: sequester, Science, Tech

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