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Day in the Work Life: Sister act

| Oct 20, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we draw inspiration with a Catholic sister.

Buzzword: CME

| Oct 20, 2006
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: CME. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, October 20, 2006

| Oct 20, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on choosing an annuity, investing in an UGMA and paying an old debt.

How to get the best seat on the plane

| Oct 20, 2006
Don't book another airline ticket until you glide on over to the SeatGuru.com to find out where the best seat for your buck is located. Kai speaks with founder Matt Daimler.

The election and the markets

| Oct 20, 2006
What will happen on Wall Street after the midterm election? Kai interviews Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist.

Grow your own garden

| Oct 20, 2006
Can a packet of seeds save you seed money? KUOW's Cathy Duchamp reports on the economics of gardening.

When China's bankers talk . . . will North Korea listen?

Ruth Kirchner | Oct 20, 2006
Condoleeza Rice goes all the way to China, has a bunch of meetings about North Korea, and says all the usual things. And what it all comes down to is what some key Chinese bankers decide? Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

ICBC raises $19 billion in IPO

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 20, 2006
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China raised $19 billion in its initial public offering, making it the biggest IPO ever. And maybe the world's riskiest. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Uninsured, cost-cutting hit HCA's profits

Diantha Parker | Oct 20, 2006
The Hospital Corporation of America reported a 14% drop in profits. It blamed increases in uninsured patients and the growth of outpatient care. Hospitals' revenue sources — such as hospital stays — are drying up. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Health

Panama considers wider, deeper appeal for canal

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 20, 2006
Panamanians vote Sunday on a government proposal to spend $5 billion on expanding the Panama Canal. The project would allow the newest and biggest ships. Kai Ryssdal talks about the plan with Carlos Barnes of Caterpiller — the bulldozer company.
Posted In: Canada

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