Feb 26, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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How low interest rates affect savers

Feb 26, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has announced that interest rates will stay low for a while. That's good news for borrowers, but what about savers? Marketplace's John Dimsdale has some ideas that might be of greater interest for them.

What to do when a bank is a deadbeat?

Feb 26, 2010
Condominiums depend on owners of their units chipping in for common expenses like fixing the roof. But what happens when the deadbeat owner next door is a major bank. Ashley Gross reports.

Letters from our listeners

Feb 26, 2010
Listeners chime in on everything from the new credit card rules, to Tess Vigeland singing in tune.

Why the mom and pop shop is surviving

Feb 26, 2010
Robert Spector, author of "The Mom & Pop Store," talks with Tess Vigeland about why that small store down the street is doing pretty well in this recession.

Getting Personal

Feb 26, 2010
Marketplace Economics Editor Chris Farrell joins Tess Vigeland to answer questions about saving in euros for an overseas trip, and putting money away for an entire summer in Alaska's national parks.

High schoolers seek to be Street wise

Feb 26, 2010
Despite Wall Street's role in the collapse of the economy, students at a New York City high school say they are still focused on pursuing careers in finance. Youth Radio's Rachel Krantz reports.

Adapting to capitalism in Germany

Feb 26, 2010
Twenty years ago East Germans, who lived in a communist system for decades, found themselves suddenly confronted by capitalism. What has the transition been like since then? Amy Scott reports.

The new YouTube sensation: Hauls

Feb 26, 2010
There's a new kind of video everyone is watching: Hauls. Tess Vigeland explains.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.