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Aug 8, 2008

Marketplace Money for August 9-10, 2008

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Marketplace Money for August 9-10, 2008

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A digital peek in your medicine cabinet

Aug 8, 2008
Insurance companies have a high-tech way of looking at an applicant's prescription drug usage before granting coverage, a move that has many concerned about the privacy of medical data. Steve Henn reports.

Mortgage crunch hits prime borrowers

Aug 8, 2008
Many with good credit took out the same kinds of loans behind the subprime mess and those borrowers are starting to feel the same pain. Host Tess Vigeland talks to a listener with good credit and an interest-only loan.
A real estate for-sale sign offers a reduced price  in Ramona, Calif.
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Prime versus subprime loans

Aug 8, 2008
How did prime borrowers end up in the same boat as subprime borrowers? Host Tess Vigeland asks real estate investor Jeremy Brandt what was behind the push towards adjustable-rate and interest-only loans.
A foreclosure sign
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Straight Story: Underwater

Aug 8, 2008
Buzz is picking up that the housing market is headed for another cliff. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on what's ahead for the ailing housing market.

The world of personal finance bloggers

Aug 8, 2008
Blogs and websites about personal finance are popping up all over the web. What drives someone to open their wallet to the world? Host Tess Vigeland asks three personal finance bloggers.
Blogging
Jeffrey Long

Summer School: Universal default

Aug 8, 2008
We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, learn how one bad financial decision can snowball thanks to universal default.

Getting Personal

Aug 8, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about cashing out stock, when to start contributing to an IRA, market dislocations and changing financial priorities after a new baby.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Work Life: Paddle tennis champion

Aug 8, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we command the table with Scott Freedman, paddle tennis champion for two decades.

Adjusting to the veggie lifestyle

Aug 8, 2008
Going vegetarian has got a lot of buzz these days, but what does it take to get acclimated to an entirely new diet, both for your stomach and your wallet? Cash Peters reports.

Taking on foreclosure on the gridiron

Aug 8, 2008
There's an unlikely event taking place at Gillette Stadium this week: A foreclosure prevention workshop. What happens when personal finance meets pro football? Commentator Dan Drezner brings us the play-by-play.

Bracing for a bump at the airport

Aug 8, 2008
What to do if you show up at the gate and hear that dreaded word: "overbooked?" Host Tess Vigeland talks to Scott McCartney about how to cope -- and how you can even cash in with a little luck.
Empty seats on a plane
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