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Straight Story: Retirement net

Chris Farrell | Jun 16, 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, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Jingle writer

| Jun 16, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we pause for a commercial break with a jingle writer.

Buzzword: Correction

| Jun 16, 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, correction. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Money Matters: A tale of jobs

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 16, 2006
You want to work. But you don't really want to work. Author Stanley Bing takes Kai inside the world of jobs that pay a lot but ask very little.
Posted In: Jobs

Every step you take

| Jun 16, 2006
Don't think the "do not disturb" sign on your hotel room will allow you privacy. These days, hotels and retailers have found a new way to keep tabs on what you're doing. Chief Brand strategist, Eli Portnoy, takes Kai inside the new frontier of customer data collection.

Net neutrality

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 16, 2006
Companies, take your corners. Phone and cable businesses on one side. Internet firms on the other. And consumers are in the middle of a fight over how the internet should be run. Kai speaks to CNET's Declan McCullagh.

Wealthy and worried

| Jun 16, 2006
There comes a time when parents can't avoid the topic anymore. Kids, we're rich. Marketplace's Sean Cole reports on how wealthy families handle the "money talk."

Inflating inflation

Scott Tong | Jun 16, 2006
The Fed is allergic to inflation. But is inflation really in the air? And how can it irritate your family budget? Scott Tong finds out.
Posted In: Economy

In an investment club with personality?

| Jun 16, 2006
Ever get together with friends, have a glass of wine and beat the pants off the S&P 500? If you're an active member of an investment club and you're not shy, then you and your club members might be perfect for a new segment on Marketplace Money.
Posted In: Investing

The empire of Sudoku

Nancy Farghalli | Jun 16, 2006
It's has been a year since the puzzle game started to appear in US papers, and it's pretty much created its own business empire since. Nancy Farghalli has the story.

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