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Bank of Wal-Mart?

Bob Moon | Apr 10, 2006
A public hearing starts today over Wal-Mart's plans to get into the banking business. As Bob Moon reports, the proposal has plenty of skeptics.

IBM's new mouse trap

Janet Babin | Apr 10, 2006
Big Blue unveils new technology today that will offer cell phones and PDAs the same firewall protections as giant main frames. But as Janet Babin reports, IBM's competitors are close to releasing their own versions.

Is that fake news on your TV?

| Apr 10, 2006
A new study finds video news releases from companies are often aired on TV as straight news stories. Brett Neely reports.

The Look Ahead for April 7, 2006

| Apr 7, 2006
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Bay State Reform

| Apr 7, 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: Massachusetts has a new plan to make health insurance available to all its residents. Chris says the Feds should take notice.

"Day in the Work Life": The Hills Are Alive

| Apr 7, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we sing lyrics with a songwriter.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Pig Book

| Apr 7, 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 - "Pig Book." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for April 7, 2006

| Apr 7, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, we tackle tax season with a special mailbag devoted to everything you need to know: advice on writing off business expenses, gifting money to grandchildren, and deducting home improvement costs.
Posted In: Charity, Taxes

Office Talk

| Apr 7, 2006
Synergy. Culture. Fire Drill. Water cooler. Those words take on new meanings at the workplace. Author Lois Beckwith schools us on corporate speak.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Energy Tax Credits

| Apr 7, 2006
It is never too early to start planning for next year's tax bill. Kateri Callahan is the president of the Alliance to Save Energy. She tells Kai how consumers can get tax credits for conserving energy.
Posted In: Taxes

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