Marketplace Money for Friday, October 28, 2011

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Listen to the latest episode of Marketplace Money with guest host David Brancaccio. This week: Austerity in Europe and the U.S.

A new yardstick to measure poverty

The Census Bureau has a new calculation for measuring poverty. David Brancaccio takes a look at how this new metric changes our understanding of America's poor.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Greeks seeking employment abroad

Many Greeks are only seeing one way out of the economic crisis in their country: moving abroad. A Greek family shares their hopes about moving to Italy.
Posted In: Jobs

A bubble-less recovery

President Obama's former economic adviser Austan Goolsbee talks about rebuilding the economy without another debt-driven bubble.

Getting Personal: Housing and savings conundrums

David Brancaccio and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The weight of medical debt

Crippling medical debt isn't just for the uninsured. Even those with health insurance can be hit with a mountain of debt from an accident.
Posted In: Health

The first 5,000 years of debt

You may think that debts should always be repaid. But history shows that debts are always negotiable.

The economy needs more marshmallow eaters

Many financially irresponsible people have been forced into responsible behavior since the recession started. But Meghan Daum says impulsive spenders need to return to help the economy.

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