Aug 10, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 10, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 10, 2007

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San Jose club says stocks 'sexy'

Aug 10, 2007
With their cash pool up since April, our San Jose club is looking over some new investments and considering whether or not to shed some of the old ones. And yes, sometimes an unusual investment can be sexy.
San Jose skyline
City of San Jose

Mailbag for Friday, August 10, 2007

Aug 10, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about using a custodial account, opening a home equity loan and allocating a retirement account.
Mailbag
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Buzzword: Blank check IPO

Aug 10, 2007
It's nice to know there are positive investors on Wall Street. Some signs you've spotted one: they've got a cheery disposition and are willing to put money into a company that doesn't even have a business plan.

Day in the Work Life: Activist

Aug 10, 2007
Someone's gotta stand up to the big dogs and defend the little guy. This week, we learn how to keep big companies honest when we talk to a corporate watchdog.

Straight Story: Higher education

Aug 10, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell reacts to information that many universities are charging different tuitions based on the major of the student.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Some flyers go the distance

Aug 10, 2007
Most people don't mind flying -- except when they're forced to endure long hours and multiple stop-overs. But there is one type of traveler that not only doesn't mind stop-overs, they ask for them. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer…
Plane seats
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Summer School: Credit scores

Aug 10, 2007
That little number can determine much of your financial destiny. This week, we take a lesson from economist Greg McBride.

Making sense of a market tailspin

Aug 10, 2007
A week after closing at a record high, the Dow posted its biggest one-day decline since February. What's going on? To help make sense of it, Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace Money's economics editor Chris Farrell.
Traders on floor of New York Stock Exchange
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Who owns your mortgage?

Aug 10, 2007
Many experts point to the mortgage mess as the cause of the current stock market dip. But one problem for many people who have a bad mortgage is that they don't know who actually owns it. Tess talks to UCLA…

Know your 401K plan

Aug 10, 2007
With no end in sight to the subprime mortgage crisis, many Americans can at least count on one thing: their 401K. A new study says our contributions are up over the past few years. But Janet Babin reports that there…