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GE interested in British airport operator

Stephen Beard | Apr 17, 2006
General Electric is reported to have joined the battle for control of Britain's biggest airport operator, BAA. The company, which runs all three of London's main airports, has recently rejected two takeover bids.Stephen Beard reports.

Easter retail: Some rise, some fall

Ethan Lindsey | Apr 17, 2006
Yesterday's Easter holiday meant big business for some, slow sales for others. Ethan Lindsey has the score.

JibJab's latest laugh

Lisa Napoli | Apr 17, 2006
Online satirists launch a new website, Joke Box, allowing users to swap witticisms and funny video clips. As Lisa Napoli reports, the creators of the site hope advertisers will get the joke too.

Refund Madness

| Apr 15, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service says the average tax refund will hit $2,100 bucks this year. What should you do with your tax refund? KUOW's Cathy Duchamp has some recommendations.
Posted In: Taxes

"Day in the Work Life": A Hairy Situation

| Apr 15, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we tie up split ends with a hair stylist.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for April 14, 2006

| Apr 15, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on using a 529 college plan, investing in an EE bond, and helping a family member buy a house.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

From the Monday Matters Desk: Standing Up for the Little Guy

| Apr 15, 2006
Ordinary investors don't have a chance on Wall Street. Author Gary Weiss' new book, Wall Street Versus America, investigates that premise. He sits down with Kai for a conversation about the balance of power in the market.
Posted In: Investing

Commodities Craze

| Apr 15, 2006
Gold and silver prices are reaching new highs. Why are precious metals beating the pants off the market? Morningstar's Karen Dolan explains.
Posted In: Investing

Math in the Real World

| Apr 15, 2006
Parabolas, word problems, the quadratic equation...Oh my. Carolyn Kellogg takes a trip to see the wizard: the student who knew all the answers in her high school algebra class. Sure, mastering algebra helps in real life? Sure squared.
Posted In: Jobs

The Price of Naturalization

| Apr 15, 2006
The path to citizenship is paved with a good amount of money. You've got to pay lawyers, attend civic courses and fill out tons of paperwork… not to mention $400 just to take the oath. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

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