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Buzzword: "M"

| Mar 30, 2007
This week's Marketplace Money buzzword is brought to you by the letter "M."
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, March 30, 2007

| Mar 30, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on going into foreclosure, selling stock, and protecting teenagers from identity theft.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: Wallet guardian

| Mar 30, 2007
There are more billionaires in the world now than ever. And as you can imagine, they need a lot of help to stay rich. We hang out with an essential member of a billionaire's support team: the wallet guardian.
Posted In: Jobs

Take Social Security at 62?

Chris Farrell | Mar 30, 2007
I'm a Henry "Bud" Hebeler fan. A former top executive at Boeing, he offers up financially conservative thoughts on planning for and living in...
Posted In: Retirement

U.S. says it's time China plays by the rules

John Dimsdale | Mar 30, 2007
The U.S. is slapping tarrifs on imports of some paper products from China — indicating the Bush administration has taken a different approach in its relationship with Beijing. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Not everything is computing at Dell

Jeff Tyler | Mar 30, 2007
Dell says an internal accounting investigation has uncovered evidence of misconduct. And the SEC's poking around the company's books, too. It's enough to make investors nervous. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Ya gotta have money to get money

| Mar 30, 2007
Midnight Saturday is the deadline to report first-quarter contributions for the presidential campaigns. It's also a big part of the PR fight. As Steve Henn reports, raising a lot of money early can help build momentum.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 30, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

From rice to riches for Uncle Ben

Amy Scott | Mar 30, 2007
Uncle Ben, of instant rice fame, isn't just Uncle Ben anymore. In a new marketing campaign, he's now chairman of the board. Amy Scott reports that the makeover is getting mixed reviews.
Posted In: Retail

Save Social Security with killer incentives?

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 30, 2007
In his recent novel, author Christopher Buckley offers a modest proposal of sorts toward dealing with America's impending Social Security problem — government incentives for suicide. He discusses the idea with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Washington