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Be mine

| Feb 13, 2006
There's one day left before St. Valentine's Day, and this year, consumers are expected to spend more on their sweethearts than ever before. As Curt Nickisch reports, some non-traditional retail segments are looking to cash in.

New Fed appointee

Scott Tong | Feb 13, 2006
Kevin Warsh goes before a Senate confirmation panel this week as a candidate for the Federal Reserve Board. As Scott Tong reports, his nomination has raised some eyebrows among Fed watchers.
Posted In: Economy

Demolition drive in India

Miranda Kennedy | Feb 13, 2006
In an effort to clamp down on illegal construction, the Indian government has begun razing buildings erected contrary to zoning provisions. Those on the hit list include schools and even an upscale mall. Miranda Kennedy has more.

Hockey scandal

Tess Vigeland | Feb 13, 2006
While professional hockey tries to recover from last year's lost season, a betting scandal has erupted that threatens the league's image. Tess Vigeland looks at the possible fallout.
Posted In: Sports

Chinese fur

Jeff Tyler | Feb 13, 2006
Animal rights activist plan to protest outside Chinese embassies in 23 countries around the world today in an effort to call attention to alleged brutalities in the Chinese fur industry. Jeff Tyler looks at the market for Chinese fur and the likely consequences of the protests.

China's alternative energy plans

Ruth Kirchner | Feb 13, 2006
China, the world's second largest consumer of oil, says it will devise a strategy to up its alternative energy sources. The Chinese government wants to reduce its dependency on oil - much like the President Bush promised in his State of the Union address. But does China genuinely want to kick the habit? Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.

Microsoft's mobile e-mail

Janet Babin | Feb 13, 2006
Maybe mobile e-mail isn't just for high-flying executives anymore. Microsoft has announced it will start selling an operating system with mobile e-mail capacity. The company says it's faster and cheaper than the ubiquitous BlackBerry. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.

"Day in the Work Life": Let Love In

| Feb 11, 2006
On this Valentine edition of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we find true love with the help of a Director of Romance.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": ETFs

| Feb 11, 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 -- "ETFs." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for February 10, 2006

| Feb 11, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on creating a credit history, building a retirement strategy and investing in a low-fee mutual fund.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement