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Marketplace Money for Weekend of Sept. 19-20, 2009

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Will health reform make saving harder?

Employees who put money in tax-free Flexible Spending Accounts for out-of-pocket medical expenses may face a limit for the first time. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Health

Getting Personal

Host Tess Vigeland and finance expert Sheryl Harris of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer newspaper answer listeners' questions.

Wall Street's back to business as usual

Economics Editor Chris Farrell visits New York and finds business is as usual. And that, he argues, will continue to be the case, unless Washington takes action on tougher regulation.

Following the recession's ripple effects

Cleveland is a hub for the auto industry, and one of the first cities to have faced the foreclosure crisis. But the recession there has branched out to all sectors. Dan Bobkoff reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Musicians often get in financial jams

Greg Kot, host of the music talk show Sound Opinions out of Chicago, talks with Tess Vigeland about how musicians deal with money management.
Posted In: Entertainment, Savings

Time to bite into the housing market?

The $8,000 tax credit given to first-time homebuyers is set to expire at the end of November. Should people take advantage of it before it's too late? Host Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance author Beth Kobliner about it.

Rock Hall of Fame's money spots

Host Tess Vigeland takes a tour of Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's money-related exhibits with one of the museum's curators, Lauren Onkey.

Internet home sales weave tangled web

Many foreclosed homes are being bought and sold on the Internet. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Frank Ford, senior vice president for research and development of Neighborhood Progress in Cleveland, about the local impact of such sales.
Posted In: Housing

Clues to Cleveland's foreclosure crisis

The foreclosure crisis hit Cleveland especially hard, but the question is why? Rico Gagliano tries to find out.
Posted In: Housing