Marketplace Money for Friday, May 14, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Letters: Job creation and more

Tess Vigeland reviews what listeners had to say about Marketplace stories on taking the long view on the markets and job creation as a fix for the unemployment problem.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times take your questions on store credit, buying a home and some car loan co-sign drama.
Posted In: Housing, Savings

Why pay for MP3s, when you can P2P?

Marketplace's Joel Rose looks into why some still pay for music, when it is so easy to download free music with peer-to-peer technology.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

A CLASS Act: Long-term health care

Marketplace's Gregory Warner talks to Tess Vigeland about the CLASS Act, a little known provision in health care reform that provides long-term health care insurance.
Posted In: Health

Saving for the future, a dollar at a time

Tess Vigeland stops by the Lamp Community, a homeless shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles, for a money management class that teaches its clients how to save for a better future, even from incomes between $200 to $900 a month.
Posted In: Savings

What are checked baggage fees for?

Charles Wheelan, a disgruntled airline passenger, talks to Tess Vigeland about his lawsuit over a $25 checked baggage fee, after United Airlines lost his bag.
Posted In: Airlines

Wall Street's new gamble

After last week's chaotic stock market free fall, heads of the major exchanges came up with a solution: Some trades are off, while some will still stand. Critics say that this idea will lessen the legitimacy of the market.
Posted In: Investing

Music from this show

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Como Se Goza En El Barrio
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos
Law Of The Gods
RJD2
Be My Girl - Sally
The Police