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The risks and rewards of overseas investing

| Feb 23, 2007
E*trade wants to give investors direct access to buying foreign stocks. Morningstar's Patrick O'Shaughnessy translates what this plan may mean for investors.
Posted In: Investing

Connecting with your cell phone

| Feb 23, 2007
OK, where do you start? Pre-paid plans? Pay-as-you-go? And what type of phone should you get? Consumers face a lot of choices in the cellular market. So we sent Sean Cole to investigate.

The policyholder strikes back

| Feb 23, 2007
Health insurances companies might deny your claim, but now you can get help. Helen Palmer shows you what you can do if you've been turned down.
Posted In: Economy

Tax File: When to hire an accountant

| Feb 23, 2007
Marketplace Money's Tax File helps make your tax life easier, with advice and information on credits, deductions, retirement contributions, preparing your own taxes and much more. In our second installment, Tess Vigeland talks with Tom Herman, the Wall Street Journal tax columnist. Find out when you should hire an accountant, and when you can do it yourself.
Posted In: Taxes

Wall Street's looking a little down

Alisa Roth | Feb 23, 2007
Things have been strong for so long in the markets that three down days in a row are raising some eyebrows. We asked Marketplace's Alisa Roth to find out what's going on.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Pulling on the power of the purse strings

John Dimsdale | Feb 23, 2007
Democratic senators are drafting a repeal of the 2002 authorization to go to war in Iraq. And in the House there are questions about a strategy of trying to cut off money for the war effort. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Was jury's MP3 decision a sound ruling?

Sarah Gardner | Feb 23, 2007
A federal jury's finding that Microsoft should pay $1.5 billion for infringing on Alcatel's MP3 patents surprised analysts and might spell trouble for hundreds of companies. Appeals are expected to be heard. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Crime

KFC fishes for a papal endorsement

| Feb 23, 2007
During Lent, the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many Catholics and some Protestants give up meat. To cash in, KFC is rolling out a new fish sandwich — and asking for a little plug from on high. Amy Scott reports.

Hedging on Hollywood

| Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street