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Buzzword: Open auction

| Dec 15, 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 -- "Open Auction." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: The silent treatment

| Dec 15, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we pick up signs from a mime.

Straight Story: "Hot" stocks

| Dec 15, 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, financial pundits have made stock predictions for 2007. Chris says don't buy the buzz.

401K fraud

| Dec 15, 2006
Employee sponsored retirement accounts help pave the road to your golden years. But some small companies have used those accounts for their own bottom-line. Kai talks with Kathy Kristof of the Los Angeles Times.

The new Medicare year

| Dec 15, 2006
Year two of the Medicare prescription plan is about to start. Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt joins Kai for a conversation on what seniors need to know.

Mid-life career change

| Dec 15, 2006
A lot of Americans dream of a better job. So a growing number of older workers have decided to make that dream a reality. From Interlochen Public Radio, Tom Kramer reports.

Coming back empty-handed

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 15, 2006
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke went to China for what they called a strategic economic dialogue. But somebody apparently forgot to tell the Chinese.Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Blair halts BAE-Saudi bribery probe

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is defending his decision to scrap a major corruption investigation. Saudi Arabia had threatened to pull out of a multibillion-dollar defense contract if he didn't. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Suit alleges a gallon isn't a gallon

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2006
A consumer fraud lawsuit accuses gas stations of selling fuel at higher temperatures than legally required in hot climates like Florida and Texas. What's the problem? Consumers could be paying for fumes. Dan Grech explains.

Check out anytime you like — and leave

John Dimsdale | Dec 15, 2006
The SEC has floated new rules making it easier for companies based overseas to de-list from stock exchanges here. John Dimsdale explains why foreigners are so eager to take their stock listings elsewhere.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street