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Brits won't take fees lying down

Stephen Beard | Mar 2, 2007
While the U.K.'s biggest banks are reporting record profits, consumer groups say hundreds of thousands of customers should get their money back. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Are we recovered yet?

| Mar 2, 2007
The U.S. stock market is still reeling from Tuesday. Bob Moon checks in with business analyst David Johnson about how we're doing.
Posted In: Wall Street

How 'free' are union workers really?

| Mar 2, 2007
The House's Employee Free Choice Act would make it easier for employees to unionize before their employers knew what hit them. But commentator Seth Borden thinks the bill is just a way for unions to be more pushy.

A winning innovation for philanthropy

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 2, 2007
Scientists now have a new way to get motivated as more companies offer their philanthropy in the form of prizes. Pat Loeb reports on the X Prize Foundation.

Day in the Work Life: A dog's tale

| Mar 2, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we nose around with a rescue patroller.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for Friday, March 2, 2007

| Mar 2, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on switching the name on a Roth account, investing in stock options, and cleaning up a bad investment.
Posted In: Investing

Buzzword: Wage insurance

| Mar 2, 2007
Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has recently bubbled to the top of the news. This week's buzzword is "Wage Insurance." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Emergency savings 101

| Mar 2, 2007
The feds want Americans to save more. So they've come up with a plan. Tess talks with Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money.
Posted In: Economy, Savings

Investment Clubs: Fairfax

| Mar 2, 2007
In the latest installment of our investment club series, host Tess Vigeland takes us to Fairfax, Virginia. Meet a group of ladies who make homemade cinnamon rolls and invest in some sweet deals on the S&P 500.

Alternative minimum tax = maximum headache

| Mar 2, 2007
The AMT is becoming a dirty word in the tax code. This year, more Americans will face the alternative minimum tax. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes