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Buzzword: Cockroach theory

| Mar 16, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Cockroach Theory." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, March 16, 2007

| Mar 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on helping a family member with mortgage payments, using wage insurance, and dealing with identity theft.

With prices up, interest rates likely to stay put

Hilary Wicai | Mar 16, 2007
If there were any lingering hopes of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve board next week, they were probably dashed by today's Consumer Price Index report. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

War funding bill gets a few add-ons

John Dimsdale | Mar 16, 2007
The cost of President Bush's emergency war funding plan is going up. Congress has some things it would like to add. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the funding bill's inflation.
Posted In: Washington

The cost of staying grounded

Alisa Roth | Mar 16, 2007
Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights today because of ugly weather forecasts in the Northeast. Alisa Roth reports that it might not have been the wisest economic decision.
Posted In: Travel

Putting a price on foreign investment

Scott Tong | Mar 16, 2007
China has a new corporate tax law for foreigners who want to do business there. Scott Tong went to Hunan Province, where business people say it's about time.
Posted In: Taxes

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 16, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Planning a city from scratch

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 16, 2007
About 60 miles north of Los Angeles is one of the last big open spaces left in this country that's near a major urban area. But it might not stay wild much longer. Kai Ryssdal talks about Tejon Ranch with writer Jon Gertner.
Posted In: Housing

An expensive welcome mat awaits the A380

| Mar 16, 2007
The Airbus A380 jumbo jet is at least two years behind schedule. Yet, airports have already invested millions in getting ready for its arrival. Lisa Napoli reports.

Straight Story: The health crisis

| Mar 16, 2007
States and cities have made big health care promises to retired workers. Economics editor Chris Farrell says those promises might be broken.