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Oct 24, 2008

Marketplace Money for October 25-26, 2008

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Marketplace Money for October 25-26, 2008

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Don't give the house to a scammer

Oct 24, 2008
In a world of questionable mortgage lenders and credit gone wrong, who can you trust to help you out of a foreclosure? Alisa Roth tells us stories of scammers that troubled homeowners should be careful to avoid.

Small businesses have big concerns

Oct 24, 2008
Starting your own business, you have to expect to take a few hits at first -- and the current economic crisis doesn't make it any easier. Tess Vigeland sits down with three small business owners to talk survival strategy.
Ready for a round table discussion
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How safe is your pension?

Oct 24, 2008
Many companies are expected to suspend 401k's in the near future, and pension plans are becoming a rarity. But if you do have a pension, is it safe? Tess Vigeland asks Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School of Business.
You really think you should put your retirement there?
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Work Life: He's a solar man

Oct 24, 2008
Need to feel a little sunshine in this dark, cloudy economy? We don't blame you, so we thought we'd help find you some. If your house is solar-friendly, solar systems consultant Paul Scott can help you save money.

Can the markets shock us anymore?

Oct 24, 2008
With worldwide sell-offs and 700-point swings, what can possibly be surprising in the markets anymore? Tess Vigeland seeks answers and a little context from senior business correspondent Bob Moon.
Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange reacts to share losses on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.
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Straight Story: A crisis checklist

Oct 24, 2008
As we watch global markets collapse, economics editor Chris Farrell tells us to take a proverbial deep breath and shares with Tess Vigeland his checklist of constructive things we can do in these troubled times.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Getting Personal

Oct 24, 2008
This week, Chris and Tess answer listener questions about withdrawing from a 401K and investing extra money made from a second job after retirement.
Getting Personal
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Here's what I'm doing: Robert Latson

Oct 24, 2008
In the latest installment of our series, "What I'm Doing," we talk to Robert Latson, a 69-year-old retiree of General Motors, who's hesitant to touch his retirement money.