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Oct 28, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 28, 2011

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Listen to the latest episode of Marketplace Money with guest host David Brancaccio. This week: Austerity in Europe and the U.S.

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The first 5,000 years of debt

Oct 27, 2011
You may think that debts should always be repaid. But history shows that debts are always negotiable.

The weight of medical debt

Oct 27, 2011
Crippling medical debt isn't just for the uninsured. Even those with health insurance can be hit with a mountain of debt from an accident.

The economy needs more marshmallow eaters

Oct 27, 2011
Many financially irresponsible people have been forced into responsible behavior since the recession started. But Meghan Daum says impulsive spenders need to return to help the economy.

Getting Personal: Housing and savings conundrums

Oct 27, 2011
David Brancaccio and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.

A bubble-less recovery

Oct 28, 2011
President Obama's former economic adviser Austan Goolsbee talks about rebuilding the economy without another debt-driven bubble.

Greeks seeking employment abroad

Oct 28, 2011
Many Greeks are only seeing one way out of the economic crisis in their country: moving abroad. A Greek family shares their hopes about moving to Italy.

A new yardstick to measure poverty

Oct 28, 2011
The Census Bureau has a new calculation for measuring poverty. David Brancaccio takes a look at how this new metric changes our understanding of America's poor.