Jan 21, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, January 21, 2011

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What American Airlines leaving Orbitz means for consumers

Jan 20, 2011
American Airlines says it will no longer list fares on Orbitz. And it's not the only airline doing this. Geroge Hobica of Airfare Watchdog talks with Tess Vigeland about how this may impact travelers who want to book their own flights.

What's in your wallet, Andre Daniel?

Andre Daniel shared with us the contents of his wallet at the Oakland Farmers Market.

The cost of the common cold

Jan 21, 2011
According to researchers, Americans spend close to $40 billion a year dealing with the common cold, from over the counter medicine to doctor visits. University of Michigan's Mark Fendrick examined that price tag and talks with Tess Vigeland about the true cost of getting sick

Letters: Divorce insurance, technology, meaningful jobs

Jan 21, 2011
Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deb Clark catch up on your letters and comments.

Getting Personal: Identity theft and confusion

Jan 21, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's Chris Farrell answer your questions about identity confusion and your credit and if you can be too old to buy a house.

Nonprofit center helps immigrants build business

Jan 21, 2011
Plaza Adelante in San Francisco has become a nonprofit hub that's helping the surrounding Latino neighborhood create and build their small businesses.

Foreclosure curse for new owners?

Jan 22, 2011
Buyers are snapping up foreclosures, but should one person's housing loss give a new owner pause? Does karma exist in real estate?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to impose fees on risky loans

Jan 22, 2011
The government-backed entities will be imposing a fee that gets passed down to homeowners based on the size of the down payment and the borrower's credit score.
Acquiring a mortgage loan
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A career after retirement

Jan 22, 2011
Many have questions about how to prepare for retirement, but what do you do when you actually get there? Some are discovering that traveling and golf just aren't enough for the retired life.