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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

3 Economists Answer This Question: What Keeps You Up At Night?
It's been 7 years since the financial crisis nearly took down the global economy. Our Planet Money team wondered what the next big mess might be, so they asked three economists for their thoughts.

Remembering NAFTA Gives Insight Into Why Trade Deals Are Kept Secret
Trade negotiations, such as talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership, are done in secret. To understand what those negotiations are like, the Planet Money podcast looks at the last big trade deal.

How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising
In the 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. In this "Planet Money" report, we hear how he changed the way people think about ads, and how advertising thinks about us.


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

hand writing check Nightly Business Report: Money File




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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