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Marketplace Money for July 9, 2010

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Marketplace Money for July 9, 2010

Update: The "haul video" phenomenon

Tess Vigeland offers an update on the phenomenon of "haul videos."
Posted In: Retail

Empathy for debt collectors?

This week the Federal Trade Commission issued a report calling for major changes in the debt collection industry. Robert Andrews analyzes the debt industry.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law, Personal Finance

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and personal finance expert Kathy Kristoff answer your questions on how a newly-wed couple should handle joint finances and how a cash-strapped family can manage to add to their savings.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Call Center: 101

Marketplace reporter, Gregory Warner, walks listeners through how a health insurance call center representative is created.
Posted In: Jobs, Personal Finance

Cheapskates who learned their lessons

Marketplace asked you to submit your story of when being a cheapskate ended up smacking you in the fact. Here are our top favorites.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings

Spanish youth unemployment at highest in Europe

Spain holds the record of having the highest unemployment rate among its youth -- those between 16 and 24 years old -- but not everyone is keen on reforming Spain's labor market.
Posted In: Jobs

Is public transit really cheaper?

In some areas of the country transit authorities are cutting service and raising fares. Matthew Schuerman looks at how New Jersey riders are coping with the increased expense.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings

A closer look at new reform bill

The Senate voted in favor of a financial reform bill that President Obama is expected to sign next week. Travis Plunkett, legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America tells us what issues to look out for.

American credit scores plummet

The number of Americans with dismal FICO scores is going up. About 15 percent of Americans had a score of less than 600. But today, according to the Associated Press, it's more like 25 percent. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards

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Oh Mandy
The Spinto Band
Infinity Girl
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