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Hanging with a surf instructor

| Sep 4, 2006
Ever wonder what it's like to be a surf instructor? Get ready to hit the waves with Larry Fernandez.

State of the American worker

Jane Lindholm | Sep 4, 2006
Just how is the average American working man or woman faring these days? Not great says a report from the Economic Policy Institute. Jane Lindholm has the details.

Back-to-school costs rising

Amy Scott | Sep 4, 2006
The cost to send junior back to school is higher than ever. Amy Scott explains.

Labor Day road rally

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 4, 2006
A record number of motorists are expected to have hit the road this long Labor Day weekend. New airport restrictions and falling gas prices are helping fuel the increase, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Job Files: Milkman

| Sep 4, 2006
This Labor Day installment of the job files checks in with a hard-working milkman.

Cereal to put crunch on wallets

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 4, 2006
Cereal makers are likely to raise the price of their products this month to offset increasing commodity costs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Asia's working poor

Miranda Kennedy | Sep 4, 2006
A new study from the International Labor Organization warns that even though Asia is growing fast economically, it hasn't created enough quality jobs. Miranda Kennedy explains.
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Straight Story: Census data

Chris Farrell | Sep 1, 2006
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, The Census Bureau released its annual report on wages, poverty and health insurance. Chris reads between the lines.

Day in the Work Life: Substitute teacher

| Sep 1, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we go to the head of the class with a substitute teacher.

Buzzword: Labor Day

| Sep 1, 2006
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: Labor Day. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?