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Buzzword: Beige Book

| Dec 1, 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, Beige Book. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: A la carte

| Dec 1, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we cook up a tale with a restaurateur.

Straight Story: Private push

| Dec 1, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, public companies want to go private. Chris says follow the money.

Private equity eyeing Home Depot?

Alisa Roth | Dec 1, 2006
A couple of private equity firms are said to be looking to take Home Depot off the market. CEO Bob Nardelli denies a deal's in the works, but its shares rose as investors bought into the rumor. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Personal info on file — in the dumpster

Helen Palmer | Dec 1, 2006
The nation's largest drugstore chains say they're working to improve patient privacy after an investigative reporter easily found sensitive information about their customers.
Posted In: Health

Enron's historic crash

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 1, 2006
This week in 2001, one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history was launched. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the energy giant's precipitous fall.
Posted In: Wall Street

Investing in a post-Fidel Cuba

Dan Grech | Dec 1, 2006
Some Cuban exiles in Miami are banking that once Fidel Castro dies, there will be business to do. Dan Grech reports.

Week on Wall Street

| Dec 1, 2006
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: Wall Street

Answering the ring with a beep

Jane Lindholm | Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Courts set rules on electronic documents

Lisa Napoli | Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime