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Week on Wall Street

| Dec 7, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Health-care benefits of a different sort

| Dec 7, 2007
Some employers are trying to cushion the blow of health-care costs to workers by offering benefits that are health-related and some that aren't. Mary-Rose Abraham reports.
Posted In: Health

Middle class keeps falling behind

| Dec 7, 2007
Middle-class families have seen their incomes grow over the past couple of decades. But commentator Robert Frank says they're still having a hard time keeping up.

IMF plans to take its own advice

Jeff Tyler | Dec 7, 2007
The International Monetary Fund is going to cut 400 positions, or 15% of its staff. The IMF is known for requiring developing countries to tighten their belts in return for loans. Jeff Tyler reports the IMF could use some of that same discipline.

Jobs report falls in a vague sweet spot

Steve Tripoli | Dec 7, 2007
There was a certain beauty to today's unemployment report. The economy added almost 100,000 new jobs last month and you could interpret the numbers just about any way you wanted -- good, bad, or none of the above. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Deciphering Part D

| Dec 7, 2007
Another year, another trip through the tangled web of Medicare options. Tess asks Kimberly Lankford to help decrypt Medicare Part D before the end of open enrollment this month.
Posted In: Health

Straight Story: Credit cards

Chris Farrell | Dec 7, 2007
It seems like all personal finance is anymore is getting out of credit card debt. Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the unfair practices of credit cards companies.

Letters

Tess Vigeland | Dec 7, 2007
The mailbox is bursting with your comments. This month: your thoughts on "Consumed", mileage runners, the cause of the mortgage crisis, mortgage resets and home swappers.

Investment Clubs: Virginia summary

Tess Vigeland | Dec 7, 2007
Tess sits in one last time with the women of Formerly Baroque to find out how these Virginia women managed in the market in 2007.
Posted In: Investing

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Dec 7, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week: getting started in investing, foreclosure, sticking to a budget and lending money to family.

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