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Tess Vigeland was the host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs. Vigeland and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and the program helps explain what the latest business and financial news means to our wallets and bank accounts. Vigeland joined Marketplace in September 2001, as a host of Marketplace Morning Report. She rose at o-dark-thirty to deliver the latest in business and economic news for nearly four years before returning briefly to reporting and producing. She began hosting Marketplace Money in 2006 and ended her run as host in November of 2012. . Vigeland was also a back-up host for Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for her coverage of the political scandal involving Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). She co-hosted the weekly public affairs program Seven Days on OPB television, and also produced an hour-long radio documentary about safety issues at the U.S. Army chemical weapons depot in Eastern Oregon. Vigeland next served as a reporter and backup anchor at WBUR radio in Boston. She also spent two years as a sports reporter for NPR’s Only a Game. For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Vigeland has a bachelor's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a contributor to The New York Times and is a volunteer fundraiser for the Pasadena Animal League and Pasadena Humane Society. In her free time, Vigeland studies at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, continuing 20-plus years of training as a classical pianist.  

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Features by Tess Vigeland

Weekly Wrap: Defending the big banks

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The markets aren't budging, and a defense for big banks by one of the architects of the JPMorgan Chase merger.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Mitt Romney faces more questions about tax havens

A look at offshore banking and tax havens used by the super rich and multinational corporations.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Rembrandt etching lost in the mail

And the Norwegian art gallery who sent it didn't get insurance.
Posted In: Rembrandt

Recovering from job loss

Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Posted In: unemployed, long-term unemployed, jobless

Super PAC app tells you if political ads are lying

Ever wished for some sort of lie detector for the campaign trail? Enter the Super PAC app.
Posted In: 2012 election, Political ads

Park in Israel equipping donkeys with Wi-Fi routers

So now you can don biblical garb and ride an ancient animal while looking up your location on Wikipedia.
Posted In: Israel, donkey, wi-fi

A foreclosure tour from the front seat of a patrol car

Four years into the housing crisis, abandoned and derelict foreclosures -- and the crimes they attract -- keep police busy in one Los Angeles neighborhood.
Posted In: foreclosure, los angeles, Housing

Check your cultural references against the new Mindset List

It's a compendium of cultural references targeted at professors who may not realize just how out of the times they seem to this year's college freshmen.
Posted In: Mindset List, cultural

No vacation from euro debt crisis in Greece

It's vacation time across Europe, but it's not all sunshine for Greeks. The debt-laden nation has fallen behind in implementing reforms and austerity measures.
Posted In: Greece, Greek debt

Detroit art museum wins taxpayer support

The Detroit Institute of Arts avoided a fiscal cliff when voters in three counties approved an tax increase that directly funds the 125-year-old museum.
Posted In: non-profit, Arts, tax, millage, Detroit

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