Marketplace Money for May 10-11, 2008

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Marketplace Money for May 10-11, 2008

A bit of relief in the student loan market

This week, a new piece of legislation was introduced to ease some of the pressure in the student loan market. Tess asks Kim Clark how it will help.
Posted In: Education

Getting to know what's in your home

Recent severe weather across the U.S. reminds us to be prepared for the worst. Candysse Miller shows Tess what she'd need to know to about her possessions to file an insurance claim.
Posted In: Housing

Day in the Work Life: Urban farmer

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life:" who says you can't have a farm in the middle of the city? Jules Dervaes of Pasadena, Calif. started one in his own backyard.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about all kinds of investments: annuities, SIPC, Coverdale IRAs and auction-rate securities.

Rise of the urban farmer

Growing your own food would spare you from high prices at the grocery store, wouldn't it? Stacey Vanek-Smith puts her green thumb to the test to find out.

Funds feast on high food prices

How could an attempt to diversify turn volatile and raises food prices worldwide? Jill Barshay explains the unintended consequences of large-scale commodity investment.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Retirement

Straight Story: Gray skies ahead

Is the recession nearing the end or just beginning? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, saying either way, expect a partly cloudy economy for some time to come.

Protecting your money from inflation

Gas, food, copper: prices are rising all around us and inflation talk is picking up. Tess asks Janet Bodnar how to protect your money from rising inflation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Great expectations

First-quarter earnings season is upon us and profit numbers are under the microscope. Alisa Roth investigates where expectations come from and what they mean for investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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A Declared State of Belligerence
Jazz Brakes 4
Start Breaking My Heart
Magnificent Instrumentals
Oracular Spectacular

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