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Taxing Questions

| Mar 25, 2006
Don't let tax season tax you. Consumer Reports' Tobie Stanger tells us which online tax services are worth your time.
Posted In: Taxes

Deduct Your Life

Amy Scott | Mar 25, 2006
Movies, magazines, and mileage. You've got a list of write-offs. But are they a red flag for the IRS? Marketplace's Amy Scott finds out.
Posted In: Taxes

Raise the Roof

Bob Moon | Mar 25, 2006
Another week, another confusing list of housing statistics. New home sales fell last month. Sales of older homes rebounded. Is it a buyers market? Or should sellers rejoice? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Lucent and Alcatel consider merger

Bob Moon | Mar 24, 2006
Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies and its French rival Alcatel are talking about making their two companies one. Bob Moon reports on why so many telecom giants are feeling the urge to merge.

Red Cross investigates charges of crooked volunteers

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 24, 2006
Many of the donations to the Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief effort may have been improperly spent and accounted for, according to a New York Times report. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Times reporter Stephanie Strom about the story.

What's the return on your personal info?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 24, 2006
A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that it could allow your personal information to be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Forcing Morocco's press into red ink

| Mar 24, 2006
Morocco doesn't have the same reputation for political persecution that other Arab countries do. But the country's king allows only minimal opposition. As John Laurenson reports, one strategy the country uses is to fine opposition newspapers into bankruptcy.
Posted In: Canada

The Week on Wall Street

| Mar 24, 2006
The Dow is near record highs and Google is about to become part of the S&P 500. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about how the markets are shaping up.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

CEO . . . and chairman of the Bard?

| Mar 24, 2006
Life in the corner office can have its moments of high drama. That's why a new training seminar for chief executives uses Shakespeare to teach management lessons. Sean Cole has the story.

The next NFL commish

Scott Jagow | Mar 24, 2006 editor Michael Knisley talks to host Scott Jagow about the challenges facing the successor to outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
Posted In: Sports