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Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Rico Gagliano | Nov 21, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas.
Posted In: Travel

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- vacation homes, deducting tuition costs, socially responsible investing and small business grants.

Buzzword: Block time

| Nov 21, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. We takes a look at a phrase sure to pop up this holiday travel season: "block time."

Work Life: Airline pilot

Judith Ritter | Nov 21, 2007
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we take to the skies with airline pilot Marc-Antoine Plourde.

Vacation tip: Leave the laptop behind

Sam Eaton | Nov 21, 2007
Even when we go on vacation, we stay tethered to the office. Marketplace's Sam Eaton investigates why American workers have such a hard time cutting the cord.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

A home away from home

Tess Vigeland | Nov 21, 2007
Would you hand over your keys to complete strangers in order to stay in an exotic locale for free? Tess talks to house swappers about their travels.
Posted In: Travel

See the world on a shoestring

| Nov 21, 2007
Is your desire to get away bigger than your vacation fund? Marketplace's Stephen Hoffman has tips for traveling the world on a budget.
Posted In: Travel

Labor numbers positive, but suspect

Janet Babin | Nov 21, 2007
The Labor Department reports that fewer people are applying for unemployment insurance. But Janet Babin reports the numbers could have been thrown off due to the holiday season's retail hiring.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

FEC changes rules on campaign ads

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 21, 2007
The Federal Election Commission issued new rules for what unions and corporations can put into supportive campaign ads. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some think this could give a green light to attack ads.

Waiting for Paulson

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2007
Henry Paulson was a legendary dealmaker and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Wall Street's most profitable firm. But he's been a bust as U.S....