Sep 3, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Data mining pushes marketing to a new level

Sep 3, 2010
Every time you swipe one a rewards card at a store, that data goes somewhere to get analyzed. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at the multi-billion dollar data mining industry -- how it has evolved and where it will go.
Woman holding credit card.
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Get to know Stacey, the savvy single

Sep 3, 2010
In part two of our series on data mining, Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith visits a data mining company and sees what they know about her through her credit card transactions, Facebook account... It's a lot.
Stacey Vanek Smith thinking about shoes.
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Government's loan mod program ineffective

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Paul Kiel of ProPublica about the investigative news organizations series on the government's loan modification program.

Thinking outside the (cornbread) box

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland gets an update from Beverly Davis, the woman who was trying to save her house by selling cornbread mix.

Getting Personal: long-term care insurance, how to pay off debt

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland and MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your personal finance questions.

New teachers struggle to find jobs

Sep 3, 2010
Since the recession, many new grads have struggled to find jobs. But with steep cuts from district budgets and layoffs, new teachers find it especially challenging to find a position.

The new holier than thou

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland speaks with author Andrew Potter about his latest book "The Authenticity Hoax," where he argues that things like the locavore and eco-tourism is the new way to flaunt wealth.

More than eight decades in the work force

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Sally Gordon, who at 101 years old was recently honored to be "America's Outstanding Oldest Worker."