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Medical ID theft

| Sep 29, 2006
Identity theft isn't only about credit cards. Your medical records can fall into the wrong hands. How do you protect yourself? Kai talks with Joseph Menn of the Los Angeles Times.

Bugs for retirement

| Sep 29, 2006
There are plenty of ways to save for retirement. Pick an index fund. Or use a Roth. But what about a safety net of classic VW Bugs? Tom Kramer has the story.

Easy ways to diversify your portfolio

| Sep 29, 2006
It's a popular personal finance mantra: diversify, diversify, diversity. Are you as diversified as you think? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing

Inflation's up, consumer spending down

Janet Babin | Sep 29, 2006
The government released some worrisome economic data. August's core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, posted the biggest year-over-year increase in more than a decade. And consumer spending was down. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Making it easier to find pension costs

Amy Scott | Sep 29, 2006
The agency that sets U.S. accounting rules has issued new requirements for corporations to state pension liabilities on their balance sheets. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Maybe there's some benefit to Medicare plan

Helen Palmer | Sep 29, 2006
When Medicare launched its new drug benefit a year ago, critics predicted horror story scenarios. But new details released by the Bush administration have Medicare officials doing a victory dance. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Columbia alums, get out your wallets

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 29, 2006
Columbia University is starting a $4 billion capital campaign — the largest ever in American higher education. But even larger campaigns are expected to be announced soon. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

For senators, pride goeth before the fall election

| Sep 29, 2006
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says he's skeptical that members of the Senate will open their campaign finances to scrutiny on the Internet — though they have no problem requiring it for others.
Posted In: Washington

Week on Wall Street

| Sep 29, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson about the past week in the markets and what might lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Taking a (tax) break in Puerto Rico

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 29, 2006
A great example of how companies are getting even more creative looking for tax breaks? The pharmaceutical industry's presence in Puerto Rico. Kai Ryssdal talks about it with Jill Barshay of Congressional Quarterly.