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: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing
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: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance
Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: New York, South Dakota
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: housing market, housing prices, mortgage, Jobs
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: college, student debt, student loan debt
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: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs
Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: auto loans, car sales, Auto
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: infrastructure, federal budget
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: baby boomers, federal budget, Republicans, Democrats
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: sequester, Science, Tech
The sequester may have immediate impacts on federal workers, the unemployed, and federal aviation personnel -- but what will be its long-term effects?