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Nov 7, 2008

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Digging in to the Obama tax plan

Nov 7, 2008
Now that the election is over, it's time to get down to specifics. Host Scott Jagow asks Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the details of President-elect Obama's tax plan.

Learning to live the temp life

Nov 7, 2008
With unemployment at 6.5 percent, many Americans are being forced to consider temp work to make ends meet. Some even turn it into a career of its own. Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Straight Story: Saving and spending

Nov 7, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the different ways individuals and the government should adjust their budgets to best weather the economic crisis.

Businesses prep for new management

Nov 7, 2008
Host Scott Jagow asks to a business owner from each side of the political aisle how they're adapting their companies in anticipation of President-elect Obama's economic plans.

Getting Personal

Nov 7, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow take questions on boosting morale in the office, microfinance, and paying for college.

Here's what I'm doing: Chris Gardner

Nov 7, 2008
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. In this edition, Chris Gardner.

Day in the Work Life: Food stamp advocate

Nov 7, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we meet Amy Grassett, a food stamp advocate who helps struggling Americans find their next meal.

From homeowner to landlord

Nov 7, 2008
As finances get tighter, some homeowners are finding the only way to make ends meet is to welcome some new neighbors by renting out their own homes. Marianne Russ reports.

The latest on reverse mortgages

Nov 7, 2008
If you're 62 or older and the stock market is eating your retirement, there are still options open to you. Host Scott Jagow asks Meg Burns of the FHA about reverse mortgages.

Revisiting the Great Depression

Nov 7, 2008
As we continue our coverage of the financial crisis, we look back to the Great Depression. Reporter Jaime Bedrin sat down with her grandmother who lived through it.