Feb 13, 2009

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What the stimulus means for us

Feb 13, 2009
How will the stimulus bill help the taxpayer? Tess Vigeland evaluates the package on everything from jobs to loans to tax credits with Marketplace senior editor Paddy Hirsch and Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
House Democrats talk to reporters at news conference after the House approved the economic stimulus bill. From left, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California, Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. John Larson of Connecticut, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel of New York.
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Straight Story: Stimulus a step forward

Feb 13, 2009
Economists have been sparring for weeks over the merits of the stimulus package. Tess Vigeland talks to our Economics Editor Chris Farrell, who tells us why he thinks the stimulus package is a good thing.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Some say 'I love you' with jets, jewels

Feb 13, 2009
OK, so maybe you can't lavish your loved one with expensive gifts. But if had unlimited funds, what would you get? Sean Cole peruses a millionaire's Valentine's list, and poses some questions about money and love.

How to nurture a budding Buffett

Feb 13, 2009
Now is a good time for young investors to learn a lot about Wall Street and take advantage of opportunities in undervalued stocks. Sally Herships meets with 14-year-old traders who keep up with the markets.

Getting Personal

Feb 13, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell give advice to a woman being laid off, refinancing student loans and whether it's a good idea to take out a loan against the value of a CD.
Getting Personal

Got something to say?

Feb 13, 2009
Tess Vigeland reads listener e-mails on long-term investing, "do-it-yourself disasters," and an idea to mandate that all members of Congress do their own taxes with pencil, paper and calculator.

Health care workers get state support

Feb 13, 2009
Oregon residents can get paid through Medicaid if they become official caretakers for family members. Ethan Lindsey reports how some home care workers get help from the state, and how the recession might affect the job.
At a Portland, Ore., hotel, William Douglas teaches home-care classes on how to budget personal money and other courses in career and personal development.
Ethan Lindsey

Job search a struggle for veterans

Feb 13, 2009
The unemployment rate among active-duty veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan is 2% higher than for civilians. We hear from veteran Stephen Kraft, who, despite having a strong resume, is finding it hard to get steady work.