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Private equity bonanza

Janet Babin | Jul 17, 2006
US private equity firms raised nearly $100 billion over the first six months of the year, a 43% jump over the same period last year. But having so many dollars in play could mean too much of a good thing. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Strong plane sales ahead?

Stephen Beard | Jul 17, 2006
The soaring price of oil has been bad news for most of the world's airlines, but plane manufacturers say aircraft sales could take off anyway. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Hurricane Katrina reimbursement

Scott Tong | Jul 17, 2006
It's been almost 11 months since Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast, and this week the first federal checks should finally go out to people who lost their homes in the storm. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Conflict continues in the Middle East

Tess Vigeland | Jul 17, 2006
Violence between the Israeli Army and Hezbollah guerillas continues for a sixth day. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Karby Leggett who is covering the story from Jerusalem.
Posted In: Canada

Don't get lured in by tax phishing

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 14, 2006
What you need to know today about protecting yourself from tax phishing scams.

Straight Story: Gender politics

Chris Farrell | Jul 14, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris puts a ceiling on recent newspaper stories about women in the workplace.

Day in the Work Life: A pawn shop tale

| Jul 14, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we bargain with a pawn shop owner.

Buzzword: Alcoa

| Jul 14, 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, Alcoa. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 14, 2006

| Jul 14, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on becoming a first time credit card user, investing in foreclosures and saying "no" to investments that are too good to be true.

Money Matters: A musical investment

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 14, 2006
There's a new "it" investment that's hitting all the right chords on the market. Kai talks with guitar expert George Gruhn about collecting vintage instruments.
Posted In: Investing