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Is there room for Wal-Mart on the green bandwagon?

Heidi Siegelbaum | Nov 16, 2007
In response to: Making waves of green All Wal-Mart has to do to have an impact on green products is place an order. Reporter Sarah Gardner caught ...

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 16, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chavez touches off a war of words

Dan Grech | Nov 16, 2007
King Juan Carlos of Spain has responded to more name-calling from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by telling the South American leader to shut up. Chavez has fired back by threatening Spanish businesses. Dan Grech reports on this escalating and heated exchange.

BP selling stores, cutting employees

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 16, 2007
Beleaguered British oil giant BP announced it's selling off its convenience stores and gas stations and laying off about 10,000 people in the process. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports others in the oil business are doing the same thing.

Fed governors don't foresee rate cuts

John Dimsdale | Nov 16, 2007
Three members of the Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates have said another rate cut isn't necessary. That news was a bit of a surprise for Wall Streeters. And, as John Dimsdale reports, some economists are still expecting rate reductions in the near future.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Marketplace Money mailbag

Chris Farrell | Nov 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- college loans, value investing, cleaning up credit snafus and index fund vocabulary.

Home for the holidays

Tess Vigeland | Nov 16, 2007
Unpredictable weather and overbooked flights could make this holiday travel season a nightmare. Tess asks Scott McCartney for tips to get through the gridlock.
Posted In: Travel

Get debt collectors off your back

Tess Vigeland | Nov 16, 2007
Are debt collectors harassing you? Their actions might be criminal. Tess asks Lauren Saunders about what creditors can and can't do and how you can fight back.

The 411 on HSAs

Tess Vigeland | Nov 16, 2007
There's a new kid on the health care block this open enrollment season. Tess asks Paul Fronstin to give us a crash course on Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Shopocalypse now

Lisa Napoli | Nov 16, 2007
Reverend Billy has a message for you: the end is near for our consumer culture. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli enters the fold of the Church of Stop Shopping to bring us the gospel.