May 14, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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Wall Street's new gamble

May 13, 2010
After last week's chaotic stock market free fall, heads of the major exchanges came up with a solution: Some trades are off, while some will still stand. Critics say that this idea will lessen the legitimacy of the market.

What are checked baggage fees for?

May 14, 2010
Charles Wheelan, a disgruntled airline passenger, talks to Tess Vigeland about his lawsuit over a $25 checked baggage fee, after United Airlines lost his bag.

A CLASS Act: Long-term health care

May 14, 2010
Marketplace's Gregory Warner talks to Tess Vigeland about the CLASS Act, a little known provision in health care reform that provides long-term health care insurance.

Saving for the future, a dollar at a time

May 14, 2010
Tess Vigeland stops by the Lamp Community, a homeless shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles, for a money management class that teaches its clients how to save for a better future, even from incomes between $200 to $900 a month.

Why pay for MP3s, when you can P2P?

May 14, 2010
Marketplace's Joel Rose looks into why some still pay for music, when it is so easy to download free music with peer-to-peer technology.

Getting Personal

May 14, 2010
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times take your questions on store credit, buying a home and some car loan co-sign drama.

Letters: Job creation and more

May 14, 2010
Tess Vigeland reviews what listeners had to say about Marketplace stories on taking the long view on the markets and job creation as a fix for the unemployment problem.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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