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Learning to believe in banks

Oct 17, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland talks to author Margaret Atwood about the place of lending in our society and the importance of trust in keeping the system working properly.

Cash under the mattress

Oct 17, 2008
As Americans lose confidence in banks and markets, there's always the safety of your own mattress. But as Rico Gagliano and the Marketplace Players explain, while we've been off investing elsewhere, the rules may have changed.

Getting Personal

Oct 17, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on retirement savings, safety versus high returns and investing overseas.
Getting Personal
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The next president's challenge

Oct 17, 2008
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to historian David Kennedy about the tools the next president will have at their disposal for battling America's financial crisis.

Taking a haircut

Oct 17, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland visits a barber shop in Jefferson City, Missouri, to see how the customers there are reacting to the downturn in their investments.
Inside Rich McCarty's barbershop in Jefferson City, Mo.
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A history of trust and confidence

Oct 17, 2008
To better understand the odds we face in the current crisis, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and historian Sean Wilentz present a short history of high and low points of trust in America's economy.

Who backs the backstop?

Oct 17, 2008
The FDIC promises that the money you put into the bank isn't going anywhere, even if the bank goes under. Host Tess Vigeland asks former FDIC chairman William Issac how that guarantee works.

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Here's what I'm doing: Lita Powell-Drake

Oct 17, 2008
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. In this edition, Marketplace Money listener Lita Powell-Drake.