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Are you working or worrying about your kids?

Hilary Wicai | Dec 4, 2006
Probably both, says a new study. And that's costing American businesses a lot of money. Hillary Wicai explains.

Weak dollar fallout

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 4, 2006
The dollar was trading at a 20-month low against the euro this morning. So you'll shell out some serious dough on your next European vacation, but what else does a dropping dollar mean? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

India getting cold feet

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 4, 2006
The U.S. is prepared to finalize a bill would allow American companies to sell civilian nuclear technology to India, but now India's wavering over some concessions in the final version. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Define middle class

| Dec 1, 2006
Does the middle class exist anymore? Is it strictly a political term without any designation? John Dimsdale reports.

Who's getting swindled?

| Dec 1, 2006
Identity theft is the fraud de jour, but old-fashioned con artists are still alive and well. A recent study looks at who's most susceptible -- and it's not always who you might think. Apryl Lundsten reports.

Bad dollar days

| Dec 1, 2006
The dollar keeps on sliding. So is your pocketbook power about to take a beating? Harvard Professor Ken Rogoff joins Kai for a conversation.

Give the gift of investing

| Dec 1, 2006
Looking for a practical and profitable holiday gift? Why not spread the joy of personal finance. Kai talks with Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money.
Posted In: Investing

e-Commerce 101

| Dec 1, 2006
You can click your way to a better shopping experience. At least you don't have to park your car. But what constitutes a bargain? Kai finds out.

Mailbag for Friday, December 1, 2006

| Dec 1, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying a ring, investing in a no-load mutual fund and starting a long term savings account.

Buzzword: Beige Book

| Dec 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, Beige Book. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?