Dec 14, 2007
Marketplace for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007
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The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Over the past couple of decades more wealthy American families have set up charitable foundations. And for many of them succession is proving to be a sticky issue. Alex Schmidt reports.
Americans generate an extra 25 million tons of trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's. The lights, the trees and all the wrapping paper really add up. But there may be ways to trim the waste and stay jolly as ever.…
It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
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