Marketplace Money for Friday, July 27, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 27, 2007

Banking for the urban poor

Urban neighborhoods have traditionally been under-served by the banking giants, leaving many working poor without a bank account. But one nonprofit is hoping to change that. Francesca Segre reports.
Posted In: Savings

Payback time for investors

Investors who lost money at the hands of some rapid mutual fund trading are starting to see some payback. Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Frick, who wrote about it for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Weak-dollar worries

The value of the dollar continues to plunge abroad. But economics editor Chris Farrell says so long as inflation remains contained at home, we shouldn't worry about a weakening dollar overseas.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, July 27, 2007

Economics editor Chris Farrell answers listener questions about dealing with a house appraisal, consolidating student loans and dealing with identity theft.

Day in the Work Life: Cattle rancher

To demystify some common misconceptions about ranchers: having a lot of land doesn't make you rich, it isn't a totally male-dominated industry, and it's not so easy to inseminate a cow.
Posted In: Jobs

Dissecting drama in the Dow

The Dow went from an all-time high last week to a tremendous dive on Thursday. What's going on? Tess Vigeland figures out the recently tumultuous market with Marketplace's Bob Moon and Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

Summer School: GDP

To understand how to look at the Gross Domestic Product, think of different economic factors as ingredients in a stew. We get a cooking lesson from economist Diane Swonk.
Posted In: Economy

Investment Club: San Jose talks market

With the Dow hitting 14,000, we wanted to know how individual investors were affected. Tess Vigeland was in San Jose recently and got some answers from one of our investment clubs.

Buzzword: Open access

Some think the airwaves should be more accessible for public use. Big wireless phone companies see it differently.