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Jun 26, 2009

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How to get money flowing again

Jun 26, 2009
Americans have socked away money at its highest rate in more than 15 years. But if consumers are saving more, and banks are being stingy too, how do we get money flowing through the economy? Bob Moon reports.

AEG, O2 in limbo after Jackson's death

Jun 26, 2009
Michael Jackson's death may lead to huge losses for AEG Live, which was organizing the icon's comeback concerts, and O2, the venue for the shows. Stephen Beard reports.

Iraqi oil contracts have barrels of risk

Jun 26, 2009
Iraq will soon begin auctioning off new contracts for its old fields. The country has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. But there are risks. Jeff Tyler reports.

Weekly Wrap: Federal Reserve's moves

Jun 26, 2009
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Fortune's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether the Federal Reserve should be the uber-regulator for the financial system, and whether Chairman Ben Bernanke will keep his job.

Why GE, GM are building in Michigan

Jun 26, 2009
General Electric plans to build a new research and development center in Michigan, and GM will make its Chevy Spark in the Great Lakes State. Mitchell Hartman reports why the companies are choosing to invest in and around the Motor City.

New help for students with loan debt

Jun 26, 2009
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about a new program aimed to help college graduates having a tough time paying off loans, changes to student loan interest rates, and the streamlining of FAFSA.

Play dates aren't only for children

Jun 26, 2009
It used to be that games like Uno or checkers were for the very young or the very old. But loneliness and a bad economy have created an opportunity for one company. Gigi Douban reports.

Should we be worried about inflation?

Jun 26, 2009
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is warning that inflation could threaten economic recovery. And he's not the only one raising that concern. Amy Scott reports on how worried we should be.

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