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Marketplace Money for Weekend of Feb. 14-15, 2009

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Job search a struggle for veterans

The unemployment rate among active-duty veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan is 2% higher than for civilians. We hear from veteran Stephen Kraft, who, despite having a strong resume, is finding it hard to get steady work.
Posted In: Jobs

Health care workers get state support

Oregon residents can get paid through Medicaid if they become official caretakers for family members. Ethan Lindsey reports how some home care workers get help from the state, and how the recession might affect the job.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Got something to say?

Tess Vigeland reads listener e-mails on long-term investing, "do-it-yourself disasters," and an idea to mandate that all members of Congress do their own taxes with pencil, paper and calculator.

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell give advice to a woman being laid off, refinancing student loans and whether it's a good idea to take out a loan against the value of a CD.
Posted In: Investing

How to nurture a budding Buffett

Now is a good time for young investors to learn a lot about Wall Street and take advantage of opportunities in undervalued stocks. Sally Herships meets with 14-year-old traders who keep up with the markets.
Posted In: Investing

Some say 'I love you' with jets, jewels

OK, so maybe you can't lavish your loved one with expensive gifts. But if had unlimited funds, what would you get? Sean Cole peruses a millionaire's Valentine's list, and poses some questions about money and love.

Straight Story: Stimulus a step forward

Economists have been sparring for weeks over the merits of the stimulus package. Tess Vigeland talks to our Economics Editor Chris Farrell, who tells us why he thinks the stimulus package is a good thing.

What the stimulus means for us

How will the stimulus bill help the taxpayer? Tess Vigeland evaluates the package on everything from jobs to loans to tax credits with Marketplace senior editor Paddy Hirsch and Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.