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Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell answers listener questions about dealing with a house appraisal, consolidating student loans and dealing with identity theft.

Day in the Work Life: Cattle rancher

| Jul 27, 2007
To demystify some common misconceptions about ranchers: having a lot of land doesn't make you rich, it isn't a totally male-dominated industry, and it's not so easy to inseminate a cow.
Posted In: Jobs

Dissecting drama in the Dow

Tess Vigeland, Chris Farrell and Bob Moon | Jul 27, 2007
The Dow went from an all-time high last week to a tremendous dive on Thursday. What's going on? Tess Vigeland figures out the recently tumultuous market with Marketplace's Bob Moon and Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

Summer School: GDP

| Jul 27, 2007
To understand how to look at the Gross Domestic Product, think of different economic factors as ingredients in a stew. We get a cooking lesson from economist Diane Swonk.
Posted In: Economy

Investment Club: San Jose talks market

Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
With the Dow hitting 14,000, we wanted to know how individual investors were affected. Tess Vigeland was in San Jose recently and got some answers from one of our investment clubs.

Buzzword: Open access

| Jul 27, 2007
Some think the airwaves should be more accessible for public use. Big wireless phone companies see it differently.

L.A. company to put black art up for bid

| Jul 27, 2007
Art from a collection owned by the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company is set to be auctioned in coming weeks. The collection has been open to the public. What will happen to it after the hammer falls? Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 27, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about Wall Street's wild week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Barclays has got game, China the money

Stephen Beard | Jul 27, 2007
In the $100 billion bidding war for the Dutch banking group ABN AMRO, Britain's Barclays has found a deep-pocket partner: the Chinese government. Stephen Beard reports on what each party can gain from the other.

Can Crocs go the distance?

Sam Eaton | Jul 27, 2007
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

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