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Straight Story: Social Security reform

Chris Farrell | Sep 22, 2007
Chris Farrell says a congressman's proposal to set up government-sponsored personal investment accounts for every American is a great idea.

Bullies in the workplace

Andrea Gardner | Sep 22, 2007
Most of us have left bullies behind in the schoolyard . . . or have we? As Andrea Gardner found out, there's a disturbing new trend in office harassment claims. Is there a sheep in wolf's clothing in your office?
Posted In: Jobs

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Sep 22, 2007
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland answer questions submitted by listeners.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Buzzword: Discount rate

| Sep 22, 2007
This week the Fed made noise when they cut the discount rate by a half-point. It showed how bad the credit crunch had become.
Posted In: Economy

Work Life: Fire behavior analyst

| Sep 22, 2007
Meet Mike Powell, a fire behavior analyst. It's his job to predict how wildfires will burn. We found him sizing up a blaze in Idaho.

'Trash Vigeland' meets the challenge

Tess Vigeland | Sep 22, 2007
Trash Vigeland ... Mess Vigeland ... Bag Lady. The name calling began last weekend when Tess started two weeks of carrying around her trash 24-7 to get an idea of how much she sends to the landfill. Here's her update -- and her challenge to you.

Bernanke loves me, he loves me not

Tess Vigeland | Sep 22, 2007
The Fed and it's Chairman Ben Bernanke showed Wall Street some love by cutting the key federal funds rate by a half a percentage point. Tess Vigeland talks with Peter Morici about what the rate cut may mean to the average consumer.

Dollar's drop falls both ways

Alisa Roth | Sep 21, 2007
With the dollar weakening against the euro, trips across the pond are even more expensive than they were. North of the border it's another story. We asked Alisa Roth if she could find folks who are feeling the pinch -- and finding a good fit.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Halo3 takes publicity drive to next level

Lisa Napoli | Sep 21, 2007
This weekend brings the final push of a nearly year-long media blitz that you might have managed to tune out -- unless you live with a video gamer. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Alan, you should have known better

| Sep 21, 2007
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan wrote in his recently released memoir that he was disappointed Republicans didn't deliver smaller government and lower spending. Commentator Benjamin Barber says he should stop believing the party rhetoric.
Posted In: Washington