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The “Straight Story” with Chris Farrell: Socially Responsible Investing

| Dec 23, 2005
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.” Chris unwraps what’s behind socially responsible investing.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

“Day in the Work Life”: St. Nick

| Dec 23, 2005
On this week's “A Day In the Work Life” -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we dash through the snow with St. Nick.
Posted In: Jobs

The “Buzzword”: Santa Claus Rally

| Dec 23, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance –- "Santa Claus Rally." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The Mailbag for December 23, 2005: Frequently Asked Questions Part I

| Dec 23, 2005
Did you miss Chris' advice on the best way to find a mortgage? Are you confused about what should you do when you find an old stock certificate? Don't worry! This week, we air a special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners.

From the Money Matters Desk: Royalties

| Dec 23, 2005
If you wrote a hit holiday song, this is the most wonderful time of year -- for royalty checks. Kai talks with Chris Butler. You might not know the name… but you certainly know the song.
Posted In: Jobs

Combating Spyware

| Dec 23, 2005
Whether you know it or not, you probably have unwanted and possibly harmful software on your computer. Called "spyware," it can cause damage even when your computer is off. Kai finds out how to combat spyware from The Geek Squad's Robert Stephens.

Pound for Pound

| Dec 23, 2005
Don't let those extra holiday pounds force you into paying extra money for a gym membership. Run from long term contracts and hidden fees! Bankrate's Amy Fleitas helps us stretch our dollar.

Holiday 9 to 5

| Dec 23, 2005
Lots of people work longer hours during the holiday season, but what about those that actually have to work on Christmas or New Years? David Welch reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Cleaning Your Financial House

| Dec 23, 2005
One of the things you’re supposed to do every year is to sort the clutter of bills, bank statements, and tax papers in your house. <em>Marketplace's</em> Hillary Wicai gets advice on what to keep... and what to toss.
Posted In: Taxes

Striking out?

Amy Scott | Dec 22, 2005
Three days into a city-wide transit strike in New York, contract negotiations resumed and workers agreed to go back on the job. But how much have they really gained? Amy Scott reports.

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