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Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 5, 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

A deal's a deal

| Jan 5, 2007
Democrats want to reverse a bill that gave energy companies tax cuts and allowed them to skip paying royalties. Commentator David Frum agrees it was bad legislation, but he thinks Congress should stick with it.

Labor may enjoy a few more fruits

Stephen Beard | Jan 5, 2007
In America, Europe and Japan, workers could be in for a bigger slice of the prosperity pie as labor gains a stronger bargaining position. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

More security for online banking

| Jan 5, 2007
Ninety million Americans bank online. The federal government wants to make digital transactions safer. So why are banks moving slowly? Marketplace's Tess Vigeland explains.
Posted In: Savings

An easy way to invest your portfolio, part 2

| Jan 5, 2007
Financial laziness isn't always an investing sin. Lazy portfolios can offer big rewards. Kai talks to Financial Planner Jim Pinney.
Posted In: Investing

Organics or...not?

| Jan 5, 2007
Eating better is a common New Year's resolution. And that starts at the grocery store. Should you be filling your cart with organic products? Marketplace's Alisa Roth goes shopping.

Montreal's real-life Robin Hood

Judith Ritter | Jan 5, 2007
Four-month-old bistro Robin des Bois has already made its mark on Montreal's trendy restaurant scene — by catering to the rich and giving its profits to the poor. Judith Ritter has the story.

Off the streets, into Café Reconcile

Youth Radio | Jan 5, 2007
An innovative non-profit in New Orleans is luring kids off the streets of one of the city's worst neighborhoods — and into the restaurant business. Patrick Johnson reports.

Merkel and Bush make nice

Ethan Lindsey | Jan 5, 2007
Germans were hoping their Chancellor would ask some tough questions when she met with President Bush yesterday, but the leaders stuck to topics they could work together on. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Wal-Mart's solar secret

Sam Eaton | Jan 5, 2007
Bids are due today for what could become the largest solar energy project in history, but Wal-Mart is keeping quiet about its plans. Sam Eaton tells us why.