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AFL-CIO looks to free up resources

Hilary Wicai | Nov 7, 2005
The AFL-CIO wants to retool its organizational structure in Pennsylvania and free up more resources for union organizing. If it works there, Hillary Wicai reports, it could be a model for other states to follow.

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

Janet Babin | Nov 7, 2005
MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

From the Money Matters Desk: Flexible Spending Plans

| Nov 4, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- <em>USA Today's</em> Sandra Block teaches us how to flex our benefit muscle. Learn how to enroll and maximize your flexible spending account.

Curtain Call... Mortgage Deduction

| Nov 4, 2005
Simplifying the tax code might hit you just where it hurts: your pocketbook. This week, the President's Tax Advisory Panel recommended a limit on the home mortgage interest deduction. We talk with Clint Stretch from Deloitte and Touche.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Look Ahead for November 4, 2005

| Nov 4, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Windfall Profit Tax

| Nov 4, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Windfall Profit Tax." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Taxes

"Day in the Work Life": Executive Coach

| Nov 4, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we set financial goals with an executive coach.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for November 4, 2005

| Nov 4, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a college fund, investing in hurricane prone areas, and paying for a financial plan.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Repairing a Safety Net

| Nov 4, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris preaches the lesson of General Motors. National Health Care, now!

Phone Home

| Nov 4, 2005
This week, Federal Communications Commission approved SBC's bid to buy AT&amp;T and Verizon's merger with MCI. Can you expect cheaper bills and better service? Telecom expert Scott Cleland offers his take.
Posted In: Investing

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