Nov 30, 2007

Marketplace Money for December 1-2, 2007

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In search of a security blanket

Nov 30, 2007
In the midst of the subprime mess, can you trust money market funds, known for their stability, to keep your cash safe? Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer examines some investors' concerns.

BYOB: Bring your own BlackBerry

Nov 30, 2007
Verizon's plan to open its network to any phone has turned some heads in the industry, but what does it mean for customers? Tess asks Marketplace's Lisa Napoli.

Work Life: Museum guard

Nov 30, 2007
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we explore the halls of the National Museum of Women in the Arts with guard Karen Harris.

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Nov 30, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- calculating cost of living, credit card terms, selling at a loss and interest rates overseas.

Buzzword: Proxy access

Nov 30, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. We take a look at a phrase that sticks up for the little guy: "proxy access."

Taken for a ride

Nov 30, 2007
With home prices dropping all over the country, how do you choose the right time to buy? Ethan Lindsey walks us through his home buying experience in Bend, Oregon.
Home for sale at reduced price.
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A new deal for the housing market

Nov 30, 2007
Is it time for the government to step in to stop falling house prices? Tess talks to economist Robert Shiller about the next steps in the housing crisis.

Investment Clubs: Seattle summary

Nov 30, 2007
Tess makes a final visit to Seattle's Meridian Pacific investment club see how its members fared in the market this year.
Seattle investment club Meridian Pacific
(Tess Vigeland)

Straight Story: Subprime rate freeze

Nov 30, 2007
Is it time for the government to step in to stop the housing crisis? Chris Farrell sets the story straight on an expected subprime interest rate freeze.

The struggling dollar

Nov 30, 2007
It's no secret the dollar has been falling compared to other currencies this year, but will it impact you? Tess asks economics professor Catherine Mann.