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Secret philanthropist

| Dec 8, 2006
Half of all charitable donations are made during the holiday season. Amy Radil profiles a donor who gives in secret.
Posted In: Charity

Holiday office party dos and don'ts

| Dec 8, 2006
Before you make merry at your holiday office gathering, take a listen to this party primer by the Marketplace Players.

Real-life Pursuit of Happyness

| Dec 8, 2006
Hollywood is buzzing about the new Will Smith movie. He plays a man who overcomes homelessness and single fatherhood to become a financial success. Seems like a modern fairytale . . . except it's all true. It's based on the real life of Chris Gardner.

Redeeming advice for frequent fliers

| Dec 8, 2006
Travel isn't the only thing you can buy with your miles, but which rewards give you the best value? Kai talks to Tim Winship, the co-founder of Frequentfliers.com.

Mutual fund review

| Dec 8, 2006
Small caps gained. Emerging markets sputtered. FTN's Chris Low reviews the year in mutual funds.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, December 8, 2006

| Dec 8, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on applying for a job with a poor credit score, teaching kids about money and withdrawing money from a retirement account.

Buzzword: Open Skies

| Dec 8, 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 Skies. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Serving others

| Dec 8, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we team up with a director of a women's shelter.

A Goldilocks job report

Amy Scott | Dec 8, 2006
Not too hot, not too cold. The economy added 132,000 new jobs in November — better than analysts expected but not without some downside risk. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Heelys is on a roll

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2006
The maker of the sneakers with a wheel in the heel went public on Nasdaq today and Wall Street took it for a spin.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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