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When people just stop looking for work

Oct 2, 2009
We've all heard the unemployment reports: Millions of people are slaving away on job applications. Or are there? The job market is so tough, some people have just given up. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Progress report on consumer protection

Oct 2, 2009
Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren talks about "plain vanilla" products and how the Obama administration is progressing toward its promise to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

A tale of debt and redemption

Oct 2, 2009
Russell and Kandy Hildebrandt found themselves in a predicament a lot of Americans are in -- buried in credit card debt. But they dug out of their financial hole. They tell Tess Vigeland how they did it.

Getting Personal

Oct 2, 2009
Personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston and Tess Vigeland answer a listener's question about making a down payment on a home.

A visit to the foreclosure circus

Oct 2, 2009
With help from the federal government, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America is traveling the country to help people who desperately need to modify their mortgages. Jeff Tyler reports.

Spotting those zombie stocks

Oct 2, 2009
When a company like Washington Mutual or Lehman Brothers dies, its stock doesn't automatically die with it. Tess Vigeland reports on how to spot half-dead stocks still lurking around trading floors.