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In the wake of the Great Recession, the American consumer has learned to be more price-conscious and selective about purchases. Co-author John Gerzema explains his theory of a "spend shift."
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.
Marketplace's Alisa Roth visits a new kind of payday lender that is part of an FDIC pilot program. The program gives payday loans -- but it gives borrowers get personalized financial advice and more time to repay the loans.
Tess Vigeland talks to Rachael Chong, CEO of the nonprofit Catchafire, which matches professionals with charities and nonprofit organizations who can use their skills.
More and more people are using plastic, which makes it hard to donate to the Salvation Army folks with the red kettles. So the Salvation Army -- along with other nonprofits -- are using social media to collect donations.
Commentator and author Jonah Lehrer takes a look at how we decide to give to others. He finds it has a lot to do with emotional response, and what our brains can handle.
Marketplace Money for Thursday, December 31, 2010