Marketplace Money for May 3-4, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for May 3-4, 2008

Don't be fuelish

Want to save money on gas? Philip Reed shows Tess how "miracle" gadgets fare against easing off the gas pedal a bit.

Working past retirement

Whether they saved too little or want to stay active, more Americans are working into what are usually considered the retirement years. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains the challenges of staying in the workforce.
Posted In: Retirement

Educating Rico: Graduation day

It's the end of an era as Rico Gagliano's on-air education draws to a close. Tess and Rico look back at lessons learned in this final episode of "Educating Rico."

Day in the Work Life: Sound effects guy

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we listen in with a sound effects guy who adds a dash of audio magic to the movies.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about purchasing a business, buying foreign real estate, self-employment and financing study abroad.

New condo loan rules add headaches

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now ask more of lenders making condo loans. Tess asks David Lereah to explain the new regulations making life tough for prospective condo owners.

Stimulating the charity sector

Economic stimulus payments are in the mail, but as Danielle Karson explains, before you blow that check, there are some charities who'd like to make their pitch.
Posted In: Charity

Straight Story: Peer-to-peer

As it becomes harder to get a loan from a bank, alternatives emerge. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the pros and cons of peer-to-peer lending.
Posted In: Investing

Investors want a say on executive pay

The latest European trend arriving in the U.S.: allowing shareholders to vote on executive pay packages. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, investors are eager to make themselves heard.
Posted In: Investing

Congress preps for credit crackdown

The Federal Reserve recently proposed tough new rules for the credit card industry. Now Congress wants its turn. Tess speaks with Congressman Barney Frank.

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Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
Black Keys Work [Vinyl]
Spine & Sensory
Neon Bible