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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.

No doing business with the Palestinians

Hilary Wicai | Apr 14, 2006
The US government has barred Americans from doing business with the Palestinian government, according to officials. A memo from the Treasury Department says this decision is due to "existing terrorism sanctions." Hillary Wicai reports.

Delta's tenuous agreement with pilots

Rachel Dornhelm | Apr 14, 2006
Delta Airlines has reached a tentative deal with negotiators for its pilots' union on permanent pay cuts. Whether the pilots will approve this deal is still uncertain. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

A new Katrina report card

Dan Grech | Apr 14, 2006
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says that the department's focus on terrorism left it unprepared to deal with Hurricane Katrina. The study found that FEMA provided "record levels of support," but said untrained staff, unreliable communication systems, and poor coordination hampered the agency. Dan Grech reports.

China allows more foreign investment

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 14, 2006
China has made it much easier for individuals and companies to invest abroad. The government raised the individual limit on overseas investment from $8,000 to $20,000. Businesses will also be allowed to hold more foreign exchange. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Newsflash -- government wants to give back tax dollars

John Dimsdale | Apr 14, 2006
US officials are working on a plan to stop collecting the federal excise tax on telephone service. They want to refund billions of dollars to the consumers and businesses that have paid the tax over the years. John Dimsdale reports.

Mexico's creative efforts to reduce tax evasision

| Apr 14, 2006
In Mexico's latest effort to cut down on tax evasion, officials are using a game show to encourage citizens to use credit and debit cards, thus leaving a paper trail. Jordana Gustafson reports.

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 14, 2006
Kai talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street