Marketplace Money for October 24-25, 2009

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Marketplace Money for October 24-25, 2009

Faster foreclosures, quicker turnaround

Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ tells host Bob Moon that mortgage modification programs aren't working very well. The overall economy would return to better health in a shorter time, he says, if the pace of foreclosures were accelerated.
Posted In: Housing

A music studio and a gumball machine

Jason Priest and his 13-year-old daughter Kennedy talk about how they went into business together, with music and gum.

One family's recessionary tale

The Kaser family of suburban Minneapolis has been hit hard by the recession. Both parents have lost their jobs, and they are no longer able to make the mortgage payments. Annie Baxter reports on how the family is coping.
Posted In: Housing

How to find lower holiday airfares

George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com discusses what to expect in airline fares for the upcoming holiday season.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Suffering from a case of 'luxury guilt?'

If you're fortunate enough to be able to buy something nice for yourself, despite the recession, do you do it? Bob Moon looks into something dubbed "luxury guilt."
Posted In: Economy

Don't let online reviews fake you out

If you're looking to buy a product or service, checking reviews online is a good way to get more information before deciding. But how do you know the reviews are genuine or fake? Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Buying your own business online

If you're one of the many people out of work, starting your own business may have crossed your mind. As it turns out, the Web can help you do that. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Getting Personal

Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and Bob Moon answer listeners' questions ranging from lender troubles to subprime second mortgages.
Posted In: Housing

Why I say no to health insurance

Journalist Duncan Moore explains why he chose to be one of the millions of Americans without health insurance.

How to haggle for the best medical cost

Mark Rukavina of the nonprofit Access Project talks with Bob Moon about what consumers can do to negotiate the prices they pay for medical care.
Posted In: Health

Music from this show

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Wang Dang Doodle
Howlin' Wolf
Gronlandic Edit
Of Montreal
Hong Kong Mambo
Tito Puente And His Orchestra
Actual
Copy
Personal Jesus (2006 Remastered)
Depeche Mode
Razzle Dazzle Rose
Camera Obscura

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