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A380's size matters

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 19, 2007
The Airbus A380 jumbo jet lands in New York later today on a promotional flight. Can Airbus convince anybody to buy this plane? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel

Military rolling out new line of combat vehicles

| Mar 19, 2007
Four years after the start of the war in Iraq, the Marine Corps is spending more than $200 million on improved combat vehicles. Patty Murray reports on one company that got the contract.

A more sophisticated hacker

Janet Babin | Mar 19, 2007
A new report suggests computer hackers may be motivated not just by hopes of notoriety, but a desire to get your money. Before you get too worried, though, consider the source. Janet Babin reports.

Day in the Work Life: The nanny diaries

| Mar 16, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we have a play date with a nanny.
Posted In: Jobs

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