Marketplace Money for September 20-21, 2008
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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 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.
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland help listeners navigate the murky waters surrounding AIG, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and other ailing financial firms.
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."