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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 17, 2007
Aug 17, 2007

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Day in the Work Life: Casting director

Aug 17, 2007
You feel you're meant to be a star, but she'll know for sure. And she won't even use the "casting couch" . . .

Buzzword: Moral hazard

Aug 17, 2007
When a secure financial safety net is in place, some worry investors may act less than safe. Hey, if the hazards are covered . . .

Retiring is good as a foreign concept

Aug 17, 2007
If you've worked your entire life but haven't done as much traveling as you'd have liked, why not consider retiring abroad? Jeremy Hobson explores some options and hangs out with a retiree in the streets of Paris.

529 ways to save for college

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes to college, high school seniors have a lot to consider. But if their parents opened up a 529 plan, one thing they won't have to think about is where to get the money to pay for it. Tess Vigeland talks to Money Magazine writer Penelope Wang.
College money
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Summer School: Consumer sentiment

Aug 17, 2007
The numbers and the markets will be what they'll be, but how do you feel? Economist Diane Swonk gives us a lesson on consumer sentiment.

Where the market dive began

Aug 17, 2007
The stock market took another dive this week as fears of an imploding credit market continued to spread. At issue are expectations that the current credit crunch might get worse. Host Tess Vigeland goes back to the beginning of it all with economist Mark Zandi.
Traders on floor of the New York Stock Exchange
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Straight Story: Loans

Aug 17, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell offers his opinion on the role of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the mortgage meltdown.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Crocs, stocks and grandkids in Fairfax

Aug 17, 2007
Tess Vigeland went back to Fairfax, Va. to check in with the investment club Formerly Baroque. Among the stocks considered: iPhones, farm machinery and some infamous footwear. Will the ladies kick the Crocs to the curb?
Investment club 'Formerly Baroque' of Fairfax, Va.
(Tess Vigeland)

Mailbag for Friday, August 17, 2007

Aug 17, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell has advice on financial planning for a terminal illness, divulging personal information on a renter's application and getting benefits after a job loss.
Mailbag
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