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Straight Story: Gray skies ahead

Chris Farrell | May 9, 2008
Is the recession nearing the end or just beginning? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, saying either way, expect a partly cloudy economy for some time to come.

Protecting your money from inflation

| May 9, 2008
Gas, food, copper: prices are rising all around us and inflation talk is picking up. Tess asks Janet Bodnar how to protect your money from rising inflation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Great expectations

Alisa Roth | May 9, 2008
First-quarter earnings season is upon us and profit numbers are under the microscope. Alisa Roth investigates where expectations come from and what they mean for investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Questions answered on air for May 10-11

Jeffrey Long | May 9, 2008
On this week's Marketplace Money, Chris and Tess talk about all kinds of investments: annuities, SIPC, Coverdale IRAs and auction-rate securities....

Food crisis hits middle class here, abroad

Sean Cole and Gretchen Wilson | May 9, 2008
It's not just the poor who are suffering from the global food crisis. More middle-class people are having trouble feeding themselves. Sean Cole visits a family in Minnesota. Then, Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa where home gardening is a necessity.

Week on Wall Street

Tess Vigeland | May 9, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Tess Vigeland about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Drug's victims seek more compensation

Stephen Beard | May 9, 2008
Victims left deformed when their mothers took the drug Thalidomide are in Germany to launch the latest stage in a multibillion-dollar campaign to get more compensation from the company that marketed the drug 50 years ago. Stephen Beard reports
Posted In: Health

Wealthy nations buying up land for food

Sam Eaton | May 9, 2008
Nations such as Saudi Arabia are seeking to ensure their future food supplies by buying up productive agricultural land in other countries. Sam Eaton reports.

Chavez's terrorist ties raise oil prices

Dan Grech | May 9, 2008
The price of oil jumped to $126 a barrel on news that Venezuela President Hugo Chavez may have closer ties than initially suspected with the Colombian terrorist group FARC -- raising fears of U.S. sanctions on his oil-rich nation. Dan Grech reports.

Getting aid to Myanmar still a struggle

John Dimsdale | May 9, 2008
Ever since a massive cyclone swamped the nation of Myanmar last week, only a fraction of the displaced population has received aid. International relief agencies are scrambling to figure out how to deal with the country's xenophobic rulers. John Dimsdale reports.