Marketplace Money for Friday, June 7, 2013

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Retirement is on our minds. Is it on yours? It's never too early to think about retirement, as we offer advice to some of our younger listeners about saving for their future. Also, new research from Pew shows that retirement accounts are making a comeback. Has yours fully recovered to pre-recession levels? And retiring doesn't necessarily mean that your work life is over. Some retirees are getting a second-act... career. Plus, a chat with Wall Street analyst Meredith Whitney about an economic power shift in the U.S., a preview of the new movie "The Internship," and a look at life in Jefferson County, Ala., which reached a deal this week to avoid bankruptcy.

Semi-retirement: Getting a second-act career

Not everyone can afford -- or even wants -- to retire these days. But there are ways to profit during semi-retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement planning

Economic power shift: From the coasts to central states

Investment analyst and author Meredith Whitney says the new geography of American prosperity is changing.
Posted In: states, municipality

Retirement advice for early preppers... and those at the career finish line

It's never too soon to get your finances ready for a comfortable retirement. Personal finance expert Jill Schlesinger offers advice to listeners in a variety of career stages.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, retirement savings

A bankruptcy deal means rising sewer rates for Jeffesrson County residents

Jefferson County, Ala., has reached a deal to get out of bankruptcy. But what does that mean for the county and its citizens?
Posted In: debt, bankruptcy, Alabama

Despite stock market gains, an uneven recovery

The markets are faring well and hitting record highs. Does that mean retirement accounts have fully recovered?
Posted In: recovery, stock market, Retirement

Film preview: 'The Internship'

A new comedy opens at the box office this weekend. It's called "The Internship," and its a hilarious take on starting over in the workforce.
Posted In: film, movies, internship

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Let Me Down Easy
Paloma Faith
Hit 'Em Up Style
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Gut Feeling
Devo
CPU (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Phantogram] [Explicit]
Big Boi