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Straight Story: Weak-dollar worries

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
The value of the dollar continues to plunge abroad. But economics editor Chris Farrell says so long as inflation remains contained at home, we shouldn't worry about a weakening dollar overseas.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, July 27, 2007

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell answers listener questions about dealing with a house appraisal, consolidating student loans and dealing with identity theft.

Day in the Work Life: Cattle rancher

| Jul 27, 2007
To demystify some common misconceptions about ranchers: having a lot of land doesn't make you rich, it isn't a totally male-dominated industry, and it's not so easy to inseminate a cow.
Posted In: Jobs

Dissecting drama in the Dow

Tess Vigeland, Chris Farrell and Bob Moon | Jul 27, 2007
The Dow went from an all-time high last week to a tremendous dive on Thursday. What's going on? Tess Vigeland figures out the recently tumultuous market with Marketplace's Bob Moon and Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

Summer School: GDP

| Jul 27, 2007
To understand how to look at the Gross Domestic Product, think of different economic factors as ingredients in a stew. We get a cooking lesson from economist Diane Swonk.
Posted In: Economy

Investment Club: San Jose talks market

Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
With the Dow hitting 14,000, we wanted to know how individual investors were affected. Tess Vigeland was in San Jose recently and got some answers from one of our investment clubs.

Buzzword: Open access

| Jul 27, 2007
Some think the airwaves should be more accessible for public use. Big wireless phone companies see it differently.

Despite strong GDP, another down day

Steve Henn | Jul 27, 2007
After yesterday's big sell-off, the day began with news that the gross domestic product was up 3.4%. Good news, right? Well, the Dow gave up another 200 points. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A black mark on Blackstone ... and others

Jeff Tyler | Jul 27, 2007
Until this week, private equity was all the buzz on Wall Street, with the Blackstone Group the hottest. But now it's one of the weakest IPOs of the year, and other private-equity firms are having second thoughts about going public. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reward CEOs with 'hands-off options'

| Jul 27, 2007
Corporate America's latest no-no is stock-option backdating, which has been used to give executives incentive pay. Commentator Jesse Fried says there's a better way to reward the people at the top.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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