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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

Sony spyware woes

Sony's woes in the Lone Star State deepened Wednesday after a judge added new charges that the company illegally embedded spyware in its products. Tess Vigeland has more.

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Entertainment companies and children's advocates have been at odds for a long time over children's programming, including how programming is used to market to children. Yesterday the two sides came together to make a deal. Tess Vigeland reports.

Ralphs indictment

Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.

A new go at $1 coins

The mint is planning to unveil a new dollar coin that will variously depict the likenesses of all deceased US presidents. In light of the tepid response to the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, why does the mint think Americans will warm to this new currency? Tess Vigeland has more.

SEC mulls new rules for foreign companies

The SEC is expected to vote on new rules today that would exempt many foreign companies from federal oversight under the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Tess Vigeland looks at how the rule change will affect American shareholders.
Posted In: Wall Street

Big Oil buys Big Gas; we still get Big Heating Bills

Reports out today suggest that oil giant ConocoPhillips may buy Burlington Resources. As Tess Vigeland explained, it's all about the high price of natural gas.

Anchor duos

Stu Levine with Daily Variety tells host Tess Vigeland the thinking behind ABC's move to split duties between two Nightly News anchors, and about the state of network news anchoring in general.

Brand loyalty

Host Tess Vigeland talks to author Bill McEwen about his current book "Married to the Brand: Why Consumers Bond with Some Brands for Life."

Santa Claus, Goldilocks, and...

...Alan Greenspan as a Tasmanian Devil? It's always a colorful cast of characters when Dallas stockbroker David Johnson checks in. He chatted today with Tess Vigeland about the state of the financial world.
Posted In: Wall Street

The last resorts

Starwood Capital Group recently bought ski resort Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierras for a record $365 million. The LA Times' Louis Sahagan says it's indicative of interesting times for the industry.
Posted In: Sports

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