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Squelching rumors of Chavez ties

Janet Babin | Oct 30, 2006
A U.S. voting machine manufacturer has confirmed it's being investigated for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But it requested the federal investigation to clear its name, Janet Babin reports.

Hidden gift card fees

| Oct 27, 2006
Thinking about holiday shopping already? What you need to know today about gift cards before you start stuffing those stockings.

Straight Story: The bond across the border

| Oct 27, 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, Mexico issued its first long term bond. Chris translates what it means for the global economy.

Day in the Work Life: Creepy tales

| Oct 27, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get spooked by a horror novelist.

Buzzword: Icahn

| Oct 27, 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: Icahn. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, October 27, 2006

| Oct 27, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on selling a home for a loss, giving out your Social Security number and investing in annuities.

Investing in real estate

| Oct 27, 2006
Home prices took another hit in September. Still, there might be another way to profit from real estate. Kai finds out from David Wyss, the chief economist of Standard & Poor's.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Down in debt

| Oct 27, 2006
Climbing out from debt isn't easy. Reporter Trey Kay shares the story of a woman who recovered after major financial missteps.

Shopping for health care

| Oct 27, 2006
So your state doesn't offer databases to compare health care prices. What can you do on your own? Kai asks Chris Gearon of the Washington Post.

Post those drug prices

| Oct 27, 2006
Smart consumers shop around, but it's almost impossible to compare prices for medicine. One state has prescribed a solution. Lyn Millner reports from Florida.

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