Jan 18, 2008

Marketplace Money for January 19-20, 2008

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Marketplace Money for January 19-20, 2008

Segments From this episode

High oil costs trickle down the pipeline

Jan 18, 2008
With oil pushing $100 a barrel, the impact is felt more places than the gas pump. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the less obvious ways the high cost of energy squeezes consumers.

All that glitters...

Jan 18, 2008
With the stock market off to an unimpressive start and economic fears at fever pitch, investors are touting the safety of gold. Tess turns to Peter Morici for a fact-check on all the hype.

Straight Story: Shareholder rights

Jan 18, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell puts up a fight for the average investor and sets the story straight on recent Supreme Court rulings that limit shareholder's rights to sue.

'Tenancy in common' opening doors

Jan 18, 2008
Housing meltdown or not, home prices are still out of reach in many cities. Rachel Dornhelm reports how friends, and sometimes strangers, are teaming up to buy together.

Buzzword

Jan 18, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, a phrase that may put some of those mortgage costs back in your pocket: "mortgage insurance deduction."

What bank mergers mean for you

Jan 18, 2008
Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief as a buyout spares Countrywide from bankruptcy, but what about its customers? Tess asks Jane D'Arista what a bank merger means for you.

Getting Personal

Jan 18, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about negotiating with collection agencies, comparing mutual fund fees, retirement account myths and teaching finance.
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Work Life: A little bit of everything

Jan 18, 2008
Can't decide what to do with your work life? Who says you have to? We meet Sean Aiken, who is trying 52 jobs in 52 weeks. This week: stock picker.

From Wall Street to the Great Wall

Jan 18, 2008
Interested in getting in on all the financial action across the Pacific? Tess learns the best ways to add China to your portfolio from Burton Malkiel.

Letters from our listeners

Jan 18, 2008
Tess reads letters we've received. This month: Chris Farrell for president, defining the middle class, personal responsibility, fees and the history of the gift horse.
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A refinancing surge ahead?

Jan 18, 2008
Even with the housing boom at an end, interest rates are at their lowest levels in years. Are we headed for another wave of refinancing? Tess finds out and tells you what you need to know.
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