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Mailbag for Friday, February 2, 2007

| Feb 2, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying a second home overseas, getting out of an annuity, and paying off credit card debt.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Retirement hype

| Feb 2, 2007
Are you saving too much or too little for your golden years? Economics editor Chris Farrell does the math.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Money for music

| Feb 2, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we get in tune with a band booker
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Excise tax

| Feb 2, 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, "Excise Tax." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Taxes

Investment Clubs: Seattle buzzing over stocks

| Feb 2, 2007
Our special series continues on investment clubs in America. Host Tess Vigeland takes us to a club meeting in Seattle. Meet a group of guys who eat, drink coffee and merrily beat the pants off the S&P 500.

Conserving with style

| Feb 2, 2007
Fashion week is kicking off in New York, and one clothing trend wants to start to take root. But can environmentally-friendly clothes be stylish? From the Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports.

$10,000 for your thoughts

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 2, 2007
A conservative think tank reportedly offered scientists and economists as much as $10,000 each to undermine an unsettling UN report on global warming released today. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Art market still booming along

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 2, 2007
The price of art has risen sharply over the past five years thanks to skyrocketing demand from wealthy collectors and investors. But Stacey Vanek-Smith wonders, how long can the boom keep booming?

Why do Venezuelans love Hugo Chavez?

Dan Grech | Feb 2, 2007
As President Bush and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continue their verbal sparring match, Dan Grech is in Caracas asking, why is the man so villainized in the States, so popular in his own country?
Posted In: Canada

Unemployment figures are up, but . . .

Janet Babin | Feb 2, 2007
Overall we saw job growth in January, but things weren't so rosy in the manufacturing sector. And that has some folks whispering about recession. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs