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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ulrich and her guests help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics like how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car as well as the individual impact of national stories.

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Latest Stories from Marketplace Money

Last updated: Tuesday, September 02 2014 03:40 AM

08-29-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Work

Friday, August 29 2014 08:28 PM

This weekend, we look at work in America. What was your first job? Did you learn anything from it? Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware about what that means for her store. Pope Francis is attracting a lot of attention to the Catholic Church, but the church has a recruiting problem. A lot of its clergy its aging. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with a young clergy member. Since the recession a lot of workers have had to cover for eliminated jobs and reduced headcount. What do you do if you're wearing one too many hats in the office? Personal Finance writer Farnoosh Torabi gives advice to workers.What do you do when the bubble bursts? Writer Brian Finkelstein explains. And Reuters’ Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine look back on the last week in news and discuss what’s on their plate in the future. 

08-22-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Duality

Friday, August 22 2014 07:33 PM

This weekend, journalist Simran Sethi explains how her upbringing impacts the way she uses money now. Plus, we talk with Marketplace's Noel King and Linday Foster Thomas to recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience. Also we look at the rising cost of school supplies being handed off to parents. What's more, good public schools are also causing massive spikes in home costs in desired district. Is the price worth it? We investigate. Then, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about a few app that hep you discover a neighborhood and city. And after, writer Gwen Moran explains why women who ask to  work at home to take care of kids while on the clock are viewed more unfavorably than men who make the same request. Plus, Scotland is about a month away from a vote on whether it would like to be independent from the UK. What's the impact on business in the country?

08-15-2014 Marketplace Weekend - The New Playbook

Friday, August 15 2014 05:31 PM

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary speaks with Anjili Raval from FT about the uneven housing recovery in the U.S. We hear from your stories of health care and give the Affordable Care Act a checkup with Chad Terhune of the LA Times. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson lends his voice acting skills to crowd-sourced errand website Fiverr. Will Grant from the BBC tells us the story of Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women helping migrants. What's next for the NCAA antitrust lawsuit? We put it in context. Band Future Islands learns to let go of their D-I-Y playbook. And Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith and author Zac Bissonnette join Lizzie for brunch.

08-08-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Liquid-ity

Friday, August 08 2014 09:45 PM

The massive drought across the west is hurting businesses and farmers across the country. We take a look at how some groups are making money off the drought. Plus, according to a recent study from the Urban Institute, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, around 77 million people, are so far behind on their debt that their account has been placed in collections. We'll talk with David Lazarus, Consumer columnist from the LA Times, an explore what you can do to get back on your feet. Actress and musician Alicia Witt tells us a time about when she played a costly prank on her dad, and Jessica Pressler and Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch.

08-01-14- Marketplace Weekend - Daycare dilemma

Friday, August 01 2014 09:10 PM

This weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Quartz reporter Tim Fernholz about the debt crisis in Argentina. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains the rise of messaging apps. If you shop at one of the 71 Market Basket grocery stores in New England, almost every one had protests this week in support of the former CEO. Reporter Rupa Shenoy explains why. Wonder what sanctions actually do? Sheryl King, Senior Director and Roubini Global Economics, explains the impact. The cost of child care has doubled since the 80s, Danielle Kurtzleben and The Street's Lauren Lyons Cole explain why and what you can do to lower costs. And, it's time to admit it, we have reached peak kale. Food writer Jane Black looks back on the cruciferous green's history to explain how it became the latest food fad.

07-25-2014 Marketplace Weekend - Zillow in Mandarin

Saturday, July 26 2014 12:22 AM

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary looks at what's next for the Affordable Care Act after two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on whether the federal government can provide health care subsidies. Plus, Linnette Lopez of Business Insider and Ben Walsh of Reuters discuss what’s on their plate this week and what’s next in news. Also, we talk to Jill Schlesinger who gives some tips for handling a kid or relative who is living in your basement and can’t seem to get back on their feet and find their own place. In worldwide news, BBC reporter Rushdi Abualouf discusses the impact of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict on business in the region. Then, Zillow will translate listings into Mandarin, and New York is trying to combat texting while driving and texting while walking accidents. We'll visit Puerto Rico who's economy is currently floundering in debt, and catch up on millennials and why they refuse to invest their money.

07/18/2014 Marketplace Weekend

Friday, July 18 2014 07:37 PM

This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Steve Levine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz, about what Russian sanctions mean for the America economy and for Russia. Kim Davidson, Business Development Manager in Murrieta, Calif., discusses the impact of immigration protests in the city. Certified financial planner Louis Barajas gives some advice on what to do when love and money just aren’t working together. Stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo talks about how chasing your dream isn't a choice, it's an inevitability — one that can ruin you financially. There has been a lot of talk in Congress about shutting down the Export-Import Bank. The House Committee on Oversight and Government reform has launched a probe into possible corruption of the bank.  But what is it? We visit a fabric store in Manhattan that has benefited from the bank in the past. 

07/11/2014 Marketplace Weekend

Friday, July 11 2014 08:47 PM

This week, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explain what the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling means for privacy and cenorship. New York Magazine contributing editor Jessica Pressler and Business Insider’s Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal discuss the meteoric rise of penny stock CYNK, what the minutes of the last Fed meeting say about the economy and how one man raised thousands of dollars in the quest to make potato salad. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is running low on cash. And that trust fund, in part, sponsors the roads we all drive on. What's that mean for the future of roads in America? Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour explains the world of  high-paying tech internships. If you could go back in time, what could you tell your 18-year-old self about money? Lauren Berger chats about common money regrets and how to avoid them. Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio tells the story of his most regretful purchase for our segment "I Can't Believe I Bought That." And finally, Whiteboard host Paddy Hirsch explains 'corporate inversion' and why it's good news/bad news.

07/03/2014 Marketplace Weekend

Thursday, July 03 2014 08:36 PM

On Marketplace Weekend, host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal discuss his conversation with President Obama. What can we expect in the last 2 years of his presidency? How do transgendered women fare in the workforce? Mostly like their female colleagues, Ashley Milne-Tyte finds. The little words in the fine print can add up to big bills down the line. Personal finance expert Ilyce Glink shares her tips to not get caught. Musician Alex White shares what she learned about money growing up. NBA free agency season is upon us, but how's the game changing beyond the court? And Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what he learned about Facebook's emotion study for Tech IRL.   

06/27/2014 Marketplace Weekend - The Middle Class

Friday, June 27 2014 04:37 PM

This week on Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Quartz's Zach Seward discuss what's next for internet TV company Aereo after a Supreme Court decision ruled their service illegal. 44 percent of Americans consider themselves 'middle class,' down 9 percent from five years ago. What does middle class mean, anyway? Marketplace's David Gura recaps President Obama's plan for paid family leave. $2 trillion lives under the table in the U.S., we look at a few listener stories that exist in the gray area. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us why New York is changing their payphones. And, since it's the weekend, it's time for brunch. Andrea Chang from the LA Times and Buzzfeed's Ken Bensinger discuss what's on their plate.