Fri December 16, 2011
Whiteboard Video

What is a junk bond?

Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, “junk” bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they’re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. 


Thu December 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Corzine Apologizes, Defends Actions Of MF Global, May Invoke Fifth

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 11:11 am

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D).
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Former New Jersey senator and governor Jon Corzine, who led MF Global as it spectacularly collapsed in a bankruptcy that has left $1.2 billion in client money missing, is due at a House Agriculture Committee hearing this morning to face questions about what happened.

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Mon December 5, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.


Mon November 14, 2011


Wed November 9, 2011
Marketplace Special

Marketplace Money: Which Way Home?

Marketplace Money American Public Media

Join host Tess Vigeland and contributors from The New York Times this Saturday at Noon, for a report that really hits home. This special episode of Marketplace Money, entitled "Which Way Home", will ask if home ownership is still a part of the American Dream.

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