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Sep 19, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Straight Story: Making it personal

Sep 19, 2008
Which of this week's big stories will have an impact on you? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on how the current financial crisis translates from Wall Street to Main Street.

Money markets break the buck

Sep 19, 2008
Money market mutual funds looked to be losing their "good as cash" reputation, so the government stepped in to protect investors. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Amy Scott if the move is enough.

Getting Personal

Sep 19, 2008
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland help listeners navigate the murky waters surrounding AIG, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and other ailing financial firms.
Getting Personal
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Now showing: Your home

Sep 19, 2008
Who owns all those houses you see in movies and TV shows? People just like you, mostly. Eve Troeh explains how to make your own house a star.

Day in the Work Life: Costume designer

Sep 19, 2008
There's more than fashion sense involved in making actors look their best on the screen, as we learn from costume designer Alexandra Welker on this week's "A Day in the Work Life."

The brokers are in

Sep 19, 2008
You might imagine that phone lines at stock brokerages are especially busy this week. We ask two brokers what their clients are worried about.

Political donations in the PAC age

Sep 19, 2008
When you make a political donation, where does the money really go? Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Steve Henn.

Putting the week in perspective

Sep 19, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland asks John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, for his take on all the week's dramatic financial news.

Understanding the woes on Wall Street

Sep 19, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland gets a final perspective on the week on Wall Street, this time from Marketplace's senior business correspondent and market guru Bob Moon.