Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008
Jan 1, 2008

Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

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Segments From this episode

A banner year for clean energy

Jan 1, 2008
There were plenty of downward spirals, busts and crunches in the 2007 economy, but investment in clean energy took off with plenty of big players getting involved. Sam Eaton reports.

Finding lessons in investment clubs

Jan 1, 2008
Based on her reporting on investment clubs this past year, host Tess Vigeland has resolved to join one herself in 2008. She shares some of her experiences with the members of a Virginia club called Formerly Baroque.
Investment club 'Formerly Baroque' of Fairfax, Va.
(Tess Vigeland)

Reflecting, rebuilding in New Orleans

Jan 1, 2008
Hurricane Katrina was one of the biggest lessons in being financially ready for the worst. Sam Eaton visited New Orleans for the second anniversary back in August. He found three lifelong residents who returned after the storm with a newfound sense of how to prepare for the next one.

Be ready for lots of reruns

Jan 1, 2008
The television industry is in limbo with no new talks scheduled to settle the Writers Guild strike. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Los Angeles Times television reporter Scott Collins about what will be on the tube in the next few months.
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the writers of her current show, "The New Adventures Of Old Christine," outside the set of "Desperate Housewives" in Los Angeles, California.
David McNew/Getty Images

Why not break the money taboo?

Jan 1, 2008
When you get together with your friends, do you share your financial situations? Commentator Shira Boss says a lot of us would profit from talking about our money issues.

Finding her voice by starting over

Jan 1, 2008
Rene Marie, a former bank teller, has been living her dream by performing as a jazz singer. Her earnings aren't as steady as those she enjoyed from the bank, but she says that's the price of freedom. Jo Giese reports.

Music from the episode

Home Cooking Tony Allen
Fa-Fa-Fa Datarock
Rockin' Years Dolly Parton, Ricky Van Shelton

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