Marketplace for Friday, December 23, 2011
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Congress passed the payroll tax cut extension. What does this mean for backers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The "war on cancer" celebrates its 40th anniversary. Doula training programs are sprouting all over the country. Commentator Kat Ahn talks about what it's like to have her parents move in. If you're looking for frankincense this Christmas, the tree resin may be a little harder to find. And we look into why the NBA has become a Christmas tradition.
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Burger King loses its crown, pigeons may be able to do math and the shows with the most product placement.
We've heard of adult children moving back in with their parents. What happens when your parents move in with you?
Posted In: mortgage, payroll tax
Mortgage lenders will pay higher fees to Fannie and Freddie to guarantee their loans. That pays for the extension of the payroll tax cut.