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The "Buzzword": House Bug

| Jan 13, 2006
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 - "House Bug." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

The Mailbag for January 13, 2006

| Jan 13, 2006
This week, our economics editor Chris Farrell answers all of your burning questions about China. Should you invest in the Shanghai real estate market? What legal protections do American investors have? And is China the place to spend your golden years?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Color of Money: Yuan

| Jan 13, 2006
Communist ideology might be pass&eacute; in China. But communist imagery hasn't disappeared. On the latest installment of "the Color of Money" -- our occasional series examining banknote design from around the world -- Ruth Kirchner reports the revolution lives on the Yuan -- the Chinese currency.

China's Influence

| Jan 13, 2006
From Wal-Mart to Wall Street to your wallet, China's economic influence isn't a world away. It's right here in our backyard. Kai discusses China and your personal economy with author James McGregor.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Meet the Gaos

| Jan 13, 2006
Tango Gao owns an ad agency. His wife, Isabella, works for a German shipping company. Their only daughter takes piano, English, and ballet lessons. The Gao's represent the newly rich in China. <em>Marketplace's</em> Scott Tong spent time with the family and joins Kai for a conversation on the Gao's budget and bottom-line.
Posted In: Investing

The ABCs of Staying Competitive

| Jan 13, 2006
What does it take to compete against one of the fastest growing economies in the world? A group of students in a Chicago classroom know the answer to that question. And they'll tell you in Mandarin. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Chinese Version of Us

| Jan 13, 2006
Kai Ryssdal, visits a Chinese radio show that does something we do every weekend -- dole out the do's and don't of investing, spending, and saving money -- with some slight differences.

A big honkin' settlement for AIG

Alisa Roth | Jan 13, 2006
Last May, the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the insurance giant AIG, accusing AIG of fudging its accounting to make its results look better than they were. Now, a settlement may be in the works. Alisa Roth tells us how more than $1 billion may wipe the slate clean.
Posted In: Wall Street

Maryland to Wal-Mart: Provide healthcare!

Helen Palmer | Jan 13, 2006
Maryland just passed a bill mandating that big employers provide healthcare to workers - or pay the state. Of the four companies in Maryland that fit the bill, only Wal-Mart doesn't already offer healthcare to virtually all workers. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

The crowded race for majority leader

John Dimsdale | Jan 13, 2006
The field of Representatives vying for Tom Delay's old job as House majority leader grew today. Arizona Rep. John Shadegg entered the race, joining contenders Roy Blunt and John Boehner. In the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, all 3 are vowing to reform lobbying practices established by Delay. John Dimsdale reports.

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