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Chinese imports sneak back into US market

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 26, 2006
An uproar from US textile companies over cheap Chinese imports last year led to tariffs and restrictions on Chinese bras and other clothing. But now exporters have found a new way to get products into the US. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

How are millionaires doing it?

| Jun 23, 2006
What you need to know today about the world's newest batch of millionaires.

Straight Story: For your eyes only?

Chris Farrell | Jun 23, 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 says a bill that's supposed to protect consumers' private financial data only protects businesses' ability to sell you credit.

Day in the Work Life: Room with a view

| Jun 23, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we couch surf with an interior designer.

Buzzword: Naked short selling

| Jun 23, 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, naked short selling. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, June 23, 2006

| Jun 23, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on savings for teens, checking the value of old stock certificates and making up a monthly budget.
Posted In: Savings

Bush Administration does SWIFT surveillance

Stephen Beard | Jun 23, 2006
Since Sept. 11 the government's been searching the database of the central clearinghouse for international money transfers — looking, it says, for terrorist links. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace's Eric Niiler about what's been going on.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Anadarko to buy Kerr-McGee, Western Gas Resources

Alex Cohen | Jun 23, 2006
The deal is more evidence there's money to burn in oil and gas with prices at near record levels. Anadarko will become the country's biggest independent energy exploration company. Alex Cohen reports.

Group says TV portrays business as bad guy

Bob Moon | Jun 23, 2006
A new study from a free-market group says TV overwhelmingly shows business and businesspeople as criminals. Bob Moon reports.

Get ready for statin price wars

Helen Palmer | Jun 23, 2006
If there was ever a good time to have high cholesterol, this might be it. The patent on the cholesterol-lowering statin drug, Zocor, expires today. So, generics will soon hit the market, bringing prices down. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health