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Student Loan Sinkhole?
How massive student loan debts are sinking American dreams and causing a national economic headache.
Homes for the Homeless?
What to do with foreclosed houses—How about letting homeless families move in? An innovative idea that's also illegal.
Wall Street Reform and You
How Obama's proposal to reform Wall Street might affect your finances.
Green Jobs: Hope or Hype?
Will "green jobs" revitalize the American economy?
Help for the Homeowners?
Is there a solution to the foreclosure mess that's destroying communities?
Taxing the Poor
Are taxes being levied fairly when it comes to the rich and the poor?

» More NOW shows on the economy


NPR: Planet Money

When 'Luddites' Attack: Destroying Machines To Save Their Jobs
Today, it's an insult to call someone a Luddite. But that's not fair to the original Luddites — cloth workers who launched a war against the machines that were taking their jobs.

Obama's New Budget Plan Proposes Closing Social Security Loophole
The Obama administration's new budget plan proposes closing a Social Security loophole. The loophole allows some couples to get up to $50,000 extra.

'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'
The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.


The Online NewsHour: The Exchange

PBS NewsHour » Topics » Economy Online NewsHour: Making Sense
Economics Correspondent Paul Solman's new site aims to explain business, finance and economics "as entertainingly as possible."

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Personal Finance

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Nightly Business Report: Get Your Finances Ready for Retirement





Finance 101

dollar on stock market graph Feeling lost in the middle of economic jargon? Below are some useful websites that explain the financial crisis in a way we all can understand.

Financial Terms Glossary
NPR's "Planet Money" list of all the economic and financial terms none of us wanted to understand until the past year.

Marketplace Whiteboard
Videos that break down the technical business and economic terms used in financial news coverage.


From the Gov.

The White House Financial Stability.gov
Information on the administration's financial stability, housing, and economic recovery programs.

Recovery.gov
See how, when and where the stimulus money (and your hard-earned tax dollars) is being spent.


Your Call

What are your hopes, fears and expectations for the economy in 2010?
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