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Straight Story: An unfunded liability

| Apr 27, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell offers solutions for the gap between the pension promise and the pension money.

Mailbag for Friday, April 27, 2007

| Apr 27, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland answer listeners' questions on using a health savings account, correcting a tax mistake and avoiding data mining schemes.

Day in the Work Life: Let Love In

| Apr 27, 2007
There's love in the air. Good thing there's a director of romance around to keep it circulating.

The local money is much prettier

| Apr 27, 2007
If you don't like your money, why not make some of your own? Ethan Lindsey reports on regional currency in Berlin, a colorful alternative to the euro that also gives back to the community.

The value of index funds

| Apr 27, 2007
You hear it all the time: Get your money in index funds. Tess Vigeland gets long-term investing tips from John Bogle, creator of the first indexed mutual fund and founder of the Vanguard Group.

Economy's limping along

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 27, 2007
The U.S. economy grew just 1.3 percent from January through March. It took a big hit from the slumping housing market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

China opens to melamine inspection

Scott Tong | Apr 27, 2007
Seeking to improve its image in food processing, China promised to cooperate with the FDA's look into signs of melamine contamination. Scott Tong reports.

Undisclosed senator blocks disclosure

| Apr 27, 2007
An unnamed senator is holding up a bill that would put Senate campaign finance reports on the Internet. Who's standing in the way? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Another try at giving from rich to poor

| Apr 27, 2007
Bolivian President Evo Morales wants to give an area the size of Nebraska to his country's indigenous people. Bolivia has tried land reform before. This time it may happen. Mary Stucky reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 27, 2007
Marketplace's resident stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about this week's strong earnings reports and stock market rises.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street