Marketplace Money for Friday March 6–Sunday March 8, 2009
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The financial crisis is causing investors to rethink everything they know about investing. Tess Vigeland talks to Jason Zweig, the author of "Your Money & Your Brain," and Richard Peterson, author of Inside the "Investor's Brain," about what we're learning from the fallout.
Hoping that the housing market was going to be the last bubble to burst? Economics editor Chris Farrell warns that the Treasury Market is next and offers advice on how to weather the storm.
The federal unemployment rate shot up to a 25-year high of 8.1 percent this year. With millions of people out of work, unemployment offices have been overwhelmed with people seeking benefits. Jeff Tyler reports on how the safety net is being stretched to its limit.
Obama's mortgage rescue plan calls for relief for Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac customers. It also calls for changes to loan companies, which should offer everyone some relief. Tess Vigeland asks Nic Retisnas of Harvard's Center for Housing Studies to break down the details and beneficiaries of Obama's housing plan.
First-time homebuyers are entitled to an $8,000 tax credit this year, but how do you qualify? It's not as easy as you may think. Marketplace's Rico Gagliano explains who qualifies in our latest Marketplace Decoder.
The economic downturn is causing some retirees to pick up and move out of the United States in search of a lower cost of living. Reporter Karen Weise journeyed to Panama where she met a retired parole officer originally from Detroit.
Hot dog sales were up 2 percent in 2008, despite the economic downturn in almost every industry. So what makes the American favorite such a recession-proof meal? Chicago Public Radio's Adriene Hill finds out why from the epicentre of hot dog culture.