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The Mailbag for March 31, 2006

| Apr 1, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on retiring overseas, deducting capital gains and using a retirement account to buy property.

From the Money Matters Desk: Wealth Over Worry

| Apr 1, 2006
Think you can beat the market? Think again. Most paid analysts don't come close. Author Lance Alston talks with Kai about the risk of stock picking.
Posted In: Investing

Appraising Long-Term Insurance

| Apr 1, 2006
Most Americans don't have long-term health insurance. So how do you ensure the best care for people that need long term care? Consumer Reports' Mandy Walker offers this guide.
Posted In: Retirement

Deducting Retirement Accounts

| Apr 1, 2006
401K. IRAs. Roths. One way to lower your tax bite is to sink your teeth into a retirement account. MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston lays out what you can deposit and deduct.
Posted In: Retirement

"Educating Rico": Student Loan Debt

| Apr 1, 2006
Associate producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, "Educating Rico." This time, our hero revisits the topic of student loan debt. Back in 2004, experts told him to consolidate his loans. Two years later, does that advice still hold?

The Immigration Dollar

Lisa Napoli | Apr 1, 2006
As immigration reform plays out in Congress, it got us wondering: How does illegal immigration play out in our economy? Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Delphi seeks to cut more labor costs

John Dimsdale | Mar 31, 2006
Delphi, primary supplier of parts for General Motors, wants a bankruptcy court to void union labor contracts. Many think this move, along with Delphi's plant closures and layoffs, could provoke a strike. John Dimsdale reports.

New pension reporting rules proposed

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 31, 2006
The panel that sets accounting rules for American companies is proposing a new method of reporting pensionobligations. It addresses the complaint that previous methods opened shareholders and employees to financial risks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports
Posted In: Investing

America is looking a little French

| Mar 31, 2006
French President Jacques Chirac says he'll approve the controversial labor reforms that have fueled massive protests in that nation. Economist Glenn Hubbard has been watching the coverage and says it's a disturbing look in the mirror.

A dispute over what's green

Amy Scott | Mar 31, 2006
Activist investors are putting pressure on investment bank Goldman Sachs over its environmental policies. But, they're not trying to makethe bank more green-friendly. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing

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