The self-made millionaire who gave his money to people who just asked for it

Aug 21, 2017
Percy Ross, known as "America's Rich Uncle," had a newspaper column where people could write in with requests.
"America's Rich Uncle" had a newspaper column where people could write in asking for financial help.
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For first time, most of Congress is worth more than $1 million

Jan 9, 2014
A report shows that more than half of Congress members are millionaires.

The 24-hour billionaire

One New York Times reporter recently received the best assignment ever: to play billionaire for a day. We chat about what his day was like, and what surprised him.
General view of Rolls Royce at the Rolls-Royce Hamptons Brunch Produced By Rand Luxury on July 23, 2011 in Watermill, New York. What would it be like to be a billionaire for a day, complete with a chauffeured Rolls Royce?
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What millionaires pay in taxes

Jan 24, 2012
Mitt Romney has revealed his tax returns, but how does that compare to others who earn around the same amount of money?

Piggy Bank Award: Financially planning a windfall

Jan 6, 2012
We congratulate a man who decided to squirrel away his Lotto winnings until he finished drafting a sound financial plan for his millions rather than spending it on the high life.
Spend your winnings wisely!
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Mid-day Update: More on Japan, goodbye Zune

Mar 15, 2011
On today's show, Marketplace continued to follow the effects of Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Japanese government is monitoring the...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Wells Fargo re-files, Nissan recalls and high speed rails

Oct 28, 2010
Wells Fargo will re-file 55,000 problematic foreclosure documents, but will not issue a blanket moratorium. Today, we learned that the number of...

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A positive outlook on the future?

Oct 27, 2010
This final note today. I know the economic news has been a little bleak lately, housing and jobs and all that. And I apologize if we've been...