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Executive decision: Global warming is serious

Sarah Gardner | Jan 19, 2007
CEOs of 10 major corporations including General Electric, Caterpillar and DuPont plan to urge Congress and the President on Monday to get serious about climate change. Sarah Gardner reports.

Migrants as pesos

Dan Grech | Jan 19, 2007
For many illegal immigrants coming into America across the U.S.-Mexico border, it's not the first border they've crossed. Dan Grech went to Mexico's southern border to see what a difficult, dangerous place it can be.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Week on Wall Street

| Jan 19, 2007
Kim Clark, personal finance columnist for U.S. News and World Report, talks with host Tess Vigeland about the confusing week on Wall Street and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Business putting spurs to healthcare reform

John Dimsdale | Jan 19, 2007
The political stars may be aligning for some big changes in the national healthcare system. What's responsible? Foreign competition, for one thing. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Better healthcare without the government

Tess Vigeland | Jan 19, 2007
Comptroller General of the United States David Walker says Americans could enjoy "basic and essential" healthcare without having a government-run system.
Posted In: Health, Washington

When the brain's CEO needs retraining

| Jan 19, 2007
What happens when the "boss" of your brain is damaged? Producer Mary Beth Kirchner met a therapist with rare insights into that question.
Posted In: Health

Straight Story: Baby boomers, be gone?

| Jan 19, 2007
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. Are baby boomers destroying our nation's financial future? Chris shakes his head.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Bend it like. . . a chiropractor

| Jan 19, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we stretch a tale with a back-bender.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Earmark

| Jan 19, 2007
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, "Earmark." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, January 19, 2007

| Jan 19, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a health savings account, teaching stocks and bonds to young investors and using a 1031 exchange.
Posted In: Investing, Savings