Marketplace for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007

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It's a fact: Charity pays dividends

It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Charity

A Christmas wish: Less waste

Americans generate an extra 25 million tons of trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's. The lights, the trees and all the wrapping paper really add up. But there may be ways to trim the waste and stay jolly as ever. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Succession a challenge for foundations

Over the past couple of decades more wealthy American families have set up charitable foundations. And for many of them succession is proving to be a sticky issue. Alex Schmidt reports.
Posted In: Charity

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Deep in hock and loving every minute

Richard Oswald has been a farmer all his life and in debt for most of it. A state he says that's as much a part of farming as working in the fields.

Senate OKs bill aimed at subprime mess

The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Citigroup lists subprime hit for all to see

The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

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