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Straight Story: The economic jitters

| Feb 9, 2007
A growing economy is a good thing, right? So why are many Americans feeling bad? Economics editor Chris Farrell has an answer.

Day in the Work Life: Looking for love

| Feb 9, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we make a date with a matchmaker.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Front running

| Feb 9, 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, "Front running." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, February 9, 2007

| Feb 9, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying bonds, investing in a "hot" fund, and qualifying for domestic partner benefits.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Americans just aren't saving

| Feb 9, 2007
Spend, not save. That seems to be the mantra of the American consumer. Kai speaks with economist Peter Morici about the dwindling savings rate among Americans.
Posted In: Savings

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

| Feb 9, 2007
What's better: paying off your mortgage quickly or building other financial investments? Kai Ryssdal talks to Smart Money's Bob Rose about what makes the most sense for you.
Posted In: Investing

Making the PC / Mac swap

| Feb 9, 2007
Cash Peters has a PC. But should he buy a Mac? He investigates the pros and cons of doing a computer swap.

Budgeting your global footprint

| Feb 9, 2007
You don't have to spend a lot to lower your energy consumption. From North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.

How to raise the money question

| Feb 9, 2007
Most workers would prefer a root canal to asking their boss for a raise. So we decided to find out how to make that conversation less painful. Tess Vigeland reports on the do's and don't's of preparing for the money talk.
Posted In: Jobs

Cracking Britain's chewing gum market

Scott Jagow | Feb 9, 2007
Wrigley has a stranglehold on the U.K's chewing gum market, but Cadbury Schweppes has spent the past year formulating a plan — and gum — to win over British consumers.
Posted In: Retail

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