Jul 16, 2010

Marketplace Money for July 9, 2010

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Marketplace Money for July 9, 2010

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American credit scores plummet

Jul 16, 2010
The number of Americans with dismal FICO scores is going up. About 15 percent of Americans had a score of less than 600. But today, according to the Associated Press, it's more like 25 percent. Jeff Horwich reports.

A closer look at new reform bill

Jul 16, 2010
The Senate voted in favor of a financial reform bill that President Obama is expected to sign next week. Travis Plunkett, legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America tells us what issues to look out for.

Is public transit really cheaper?

Jul 16, 2010
In some areas of the country transit authorities are cutting service and raising fares. Matthew Schuerman looks at how New Jersey riders are coping with the increased expense.

Spanish youth unemployment at highest in Europe

Jul 16, 2010
Spain holds the record of having the highest unemployment rate among its youth -- those between 16 and 24 years old -- but not everyone is keen on reforming Spain's labor market.

Cheapskates who learned their lessons

Jul 16, 2010
Marketplace asked you to submit your story of when being a cheapskate ended up smacking you in the fact. Here are our top favorites.

Call Center: 101

Jul 16, 2010
Marketplace reporter, Gregory Warner, walks listeners through how a health insurance call center representative is created.

Getting Personal

Jul 16, 2010
Tess Vigeland and personal finance expert Kathy Kristoff answer your questions on how a newly-wed couple should handle joint finances and how a cash-strapped family can manage to add to their savings.

Empathy for debt collectors?

Jul 16, 2010
This week the Federal Trade Commission issued a report calling for major changes in the debt collection industry. Robert Andrews analyzes the debt industry.

Update: The "haul video" phenomenon

Jul 16, 2010
Tess Vigeland offers an update on the phenomenon of "haul videos."