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An 8.4% Unemployment Rate?

Chris Farrell | Sep 7, 2007
The headlines note that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6%....

The Rent-to-Own Housing Bailout

Chris Farrell | Sep 7, 2007
On yesterday's Marketplace Morning Report host Scott Jagow and I talked about one of the best ideas I've come across in dealing with families...

Fed Will Cut Rates

Chris Farrell | Sep 7, 2007
So far, I am in the camp that thinks much of the Wall Street whining and criticsim of Ben Bernanke this past month is misplaced. The Fed has been...

College goal is out of reach -- for now

| Sep 6, 2007
High school soccer champion Reyes Ventura badly wants to attend college, but government paperwork and a lack of money are holding him back. Paul Cuadros reports.
Posted In: Education

Everyone would pay 'Blackstone tax'

| Sep 6, 2007
The House Ways and Means Committee is looking into whether the U.S. government should raise taxes on rich private-equity firms that go public to get richer. Commentator Glenn Hubbard says that would be a bad idea.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Real money in fantasy football

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 6, 2007
The National Football League season begins tonight, which means millions of fans playing fantasy football leagues are back in action as well. Business-of-sports expert Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the reality involved.
Posted In: Sports

European Central Bank shows concern

Stephen Beard | Sep 6, 2007
The European Central Bank's decision to keep its benchmark interest rate at 4% is making bankers and investors anxious that this fall might be worse than this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

A sustaining influence on music

| Sep 6, 2007
Luciano Pavarotti helped change the business of classical music. Fred Child of public radio's Performance Today talked with Kai Ryssdal about the legacy left by the tenor, who died today.

Clue found to missing bees

Helen Palmer | Sep 6, 2007
Scientists have fingered a virus that may be a cause of the country's disappearing bees -- what's called colony collapse disorder. Marketplace's Helen Palmer, a beekeeper herself, reports.
Posted In: Health

Shared solutions to air pollution

Janet Babin | Sep 6, 2007
A report out today looks at what the United States and China can learn from each other about how to clean up air pollution. Janet Babin reports.