Marketplace PM for Jan. 1, 2009

Episode Description 

Sharing tales of money woes and wins

How much did you pay for that set of golf clubs you never used? Don't be ashamed, you're not alone. Eve Troeh reports that folks are coming out of the closet to tell tales of money wasted -- and to find help.
Posted In: Savings

Downturn could lead to baby bust

Demographers are watching to see if there will be decline in the U.S. birth rate in 2009, what with the recession and all. Rico Gagliano looked into it.
Posted In: Economy

Update: Recovering from foreclosure

Tess Vigeland checks in with John and Vicki Glicken of Ohio, who talked with Marketplace in 2008 as they were struggling with an adjustable-rate mortgage that had led them into bankruptcy.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Looking back at 2008's housing crisis

The financial collapse in the past year began with the mortgage meltdown. Tess Vigeland talks with Nic Retsinas of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies about the mess we've been through and where we go from here.
Posted In: Housing

What's deflation all about?

In this economy, it seems like everything is on sale -- homes, clothes, stocks, cars. What could be wrong with that, right? Lots of things. In this installment of the Marketplace Decoder, Stacey Vanek-Smith explains deflation.
Posted In: Economy

Many workers see minimum-wage hike

Many of America's least-paid workers got a raise today as the minimum wage went up in about a dozen states. But some observers say the changes will hurt more than they will help. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Euro's looking good on its 10th birthday

The European single currency is 10 years old today. It's in pretty good shape, in spite of the global financial crisis. There are now more euros in circulation than U.S. dollars. But its beginnings were far from auspicious. Stephen Beard reports.

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Kissing to Be Clever
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Definitive Collection
Beat Crazy