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Marketplace Money for March 8-9, 2008
Mar 7, 2008

Marketplace Money for March 8-9, 2008

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Marketplace Money for March 8-9, 2008

Segments From this episode

Middle East meets Middle America

Mar 7, 2008
Middle Eastern governments are pouring money into the U.S. -- from Citibank to Church's Chicken. Tess Vigeland asks Islamic finance expert Mahmoud El-Gamal about the future of this relationship.

Americans in Dubai

Mar 7, 2008
Nearly 80 percent of the people who live in Dubai are ex-pats, including 20,000 American citizens. Sean Cole brings us a few of their stories.

Muslim mortgages

Mar 7, 2008
How do you buy a house when your religion bars you from paying interest? Tess Vigeland visited the Zerroug family to learn how they structured the purchase of their Pasadena, Calif., home.
The Zerroug family, from left to right: Youssef, Mourad, Amina, and Hanaa, in the living room of their Pasadena home, which they bought with a Muslim mortgage.
Tess Vigeland

Sharia student loans

Mar 7, 2008
Avoiding interest has forced some Muslim student loan seekers to get pretty creative. Rico Gagliano learns about financing higher education under Sharia law.

Getting Personal

Mar 7, 2008
In this special Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about rearranging finances before a move overseas, Middle Eastern index funds and tax policy for income earned abroad.
Getting Personal
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The dream of Dubai

Mar 7, 2008
Dubai aims to be the biggest and the best in every way, but as Sean Cole reports, there's debate as to whether the reality of Dubai lives up to the dream.

The Out-of-Towners

Mar 7, 2008
Egypt is a prime tourist destination, but that doesn't mean things are always easy for visitors. Scott Jagow explains some of the difficulties he came across as an American in Cairo.

Islamic mutual funds

Mar 7, 2008
Sharia law restrictions on stock picking can make investing difficult for Muslims. Tess Vigeland talks to Monem Salam about special Islamic mutual funds that do the required research.

Voices: Thoughts on Islamic finance

Mar 7, 2008
Web extra: some thoughts about Islamic finance from members of our Public Insight Network.