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Personal information becomes post-9/11 target

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 8, 2006
In the five years since the Sept. 11 attacks, access to personal data has changed dramatically. Host Kai Ryssdal and guests look at the implications of this shift for businesses and consumers. . . . And, Annie Baxter reports that new government data gathering regulations are shaking out some of the banking industry's smallest players.
Posted In: Washington

The Straight Story: On the stump

| Sep 8, 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, Election Day is just around the corner. Chris has some questions he wants answered before any candidate gets his vote.

Day in the Work Life: Energy saver

| Sep 8, 2006
On this week's 'A Day in the Work Life' -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we go green with an energy consultant.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Pretexting

| Sep 8, 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 - "Pretexting." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for September 8, 2006

| Sep 8, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: collecting Social Security, consolidating student loans, and accessing a credit report.
Posted In: Investing

Rating the hedge funds

| Sep 8, 2006
Hedge funds aren't for the rich anymore; average investors are putting cash into these risky ventures. But it's been hard to know just *how* risky hedge funds actually are... until now. Kai talks with Forbes' Paul Maidment.
Posted In: Investing

Making a virtual impression

| Sep 8, 2006
Everyone wants to impress their boss. Our own Jane Lindholm takes us on her journey to score brownie points. No ticket needed. But you might want to power up your computer.
Posted In: Jobs

Money Matters: Life after debt

| Sep 8, 2006
You've cut up your credit cards. You've paid down some of the debt. How do you rebuild your financial life? Kai talks with MSN's Liz Pulliam Weston.

401K questions

| Sep 8, 2006
The new pension bill gives employers the power to automatically enroll workers in 401(k) plans. That means employees need to be more pro-active. Ross Levin is the President of Accredited Investors, Inc. He provides a checklist of what you need to know.

Foreclosures… The money pit?

| Sep 8, 2006
Foreclosures are up 40 percent nationwide this year. Buying discounted real estate is another way to get into the housing market. Be careful, though. Cheap property can carry hidden costs. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.

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