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Mailbag for Friday, January 26, 2007

| Jan 26, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a 529 account, buying long-term disability insurance and studying mutual funds.
Posted In: Investing

Buzzword: Superbowl indicator

| Jan 26, 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, "Superbowl Indicator." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Buzzword: Superbowl index

| Jan 26, 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, "Superbowl Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Straight Story: Taxing time

| Jan 26, 2007
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, it is the season for W-2s. Chris wishes for a season of tax reform.
Posted In: Taxes

Day in the Work Life: London is calling

| Jan 26, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life, 'our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we map out a tale with a tour guide.
Posted In: Jobs

Global health care feeling the Gates factor

Scott Jagow | Jan 26, 2007
Wealthy and well-intentioned philanthropists are changing the face of global health care, but not necessarily to a greater good. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett explains how the world is missing the big picture.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Cashing in on Oscar

Bob Moon | Jan 26, 2007
An Academy Award nomination is as much of a boost to the bottom line as it is the ego — maybe more. Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier tells us how.
Posted In: Entertainment

Still tellin' us what's happening on Wall St.

Scott Jagow | Jan 26, 2007
Citigroup has ousted exec Todd Thomson over his relationship with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, but yesterday the network stood behind its star anchor, saying the assignment in question was legitimate.

Virgin record label is history

Bob Moon | Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Jobs

Even Crisco trims the trans fat

Helen Palmer | Jan 26, 2007
The big blue tub of vegetable shortening that many a pie-crust baker'll swear by has joined the trans fat-free revolution. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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