Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2012

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Go on vacation, get sick, get a make-up vacation? Only in Europe, folks, where the high court says vacations are for fun, not fevers. But who's gonna pay for it all? And, homelessness. It's a chain reaction. We'll hear from three people surviving the streets of San Francisco. Plus, when "sightseeing" takes on a whole new meaning.

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Sight-feeling: Travel for the disabled

An owner of a travel agency for the blind shares his experiences traveling around the world.
Posted In: disabled, handicapped, blind, traveling
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The downward spiral: Homeless in San Francisco

In the city by the bay, homeless citizens share how easy it is to lose the roof over your head.
Posted In: homeless, San Francisco, college grads, drugs, unemployed
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Finding a first job not easy for new nurses

There's been talk of a nurse shortage for years, but why are many nursing grads still struggling to find a job?
Posted In: nursing, nurses, healthcare, Jobs, Unemployment, college
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Chasing the 8 percent return

Eight percent is considered the "magic" return rate, but in today's economy, trying to hit that number may be dangerous.
Posted In: pension funds, Investing, 8 percent, economic crash
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Letters: Solving problems with the plastic

Credit cards can make you feel like anything's possible -- until you get the bill.
Posted In: letters, credit card debt, liz weston
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Should you run from risk?

Even in times of financial insecurity, Americans shouldn't avoid risk altogether.
Posted In: risk tolerance, Chris Farrell, Commentary, personal finances
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In Germany, holidays are 'uber alles'

German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.
Posted In: summer vacation, work hours, working, Germany, holidays
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Europeans get vacation 'do-over'

In Europe, high courts have upheld workers' right to reclaim vacation days marred by illness or injury.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, vacation, vacation days, euro, Eurozone

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