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Most workers today have 401(k) plans. Government employees, however, are an exception. The retirement guarantees they thought they had are vanishing because budget woes are forcing deep cuts in government workers' promised benefits. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.
A study by the NAACP showed 79 percent of Latino households carry credit card debt, compared with 54 percent of white households. And when it comes to the interest on those cards, Latinos pay a much higher rate. From WAMU in Washington, D.C., Rebecca Sheir reports.
Thousands of ordinary people are turning towards microfinance as a form of charitable giving. But it turns out your contribution could end up in the wrong hands. New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhar discusses the challenges surrounding microfinance with host Tess Vigeland.
Small business owners across Arizona are paying a price for the state's new immigration law. Businesses that have catered to Hispanic customers have been hit hardest. Jeff Tyler reports.
After displaying a lavish lifestyle on the reality TV show, the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice and her husband have filed for bankruptcy. That's for $11 million dollars. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Gail Cunningham of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling about how to get out of such extreme debt
Marketplace Money for July 2, 2010