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Buzzword: Normal trade status

| Nov 17, 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: Normal trade status. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Bend it like Hatha

| Nov 17, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we stretch ourselves with a yoga instructor.

Straight Story: Health insurance

| Nov 17, 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, Chris says the more health care plans, the better.

Nymex goes public — bigtime

Lisa Napoli | Nov 17, 2006
The New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's biggest energy market, today pulled off the year's biggest initial public offering. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

In Vietnam, talking about Iraq

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 17, 2006
President Bush is in Vietnam for a meeting of APEC countries. But most of the questions sent his way in Hanoi weren't about the talks on economic cooperation.
Posted In: Washington

India closer to U.S. nuclear technology

Stephen Beard | Nov 17, 2006
The Senate has passed a bill to let the U.S. share civilian nuclear technology with India. Miranda Kennedy has more from New Delhi.

CEOs like their options — too much

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 17, 2006
A study out today indicates that not all corporate executives are earning their pay honestly. Playing fast and loose with stock options has generated serious cash for some bigwigs. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Sony's hopes ride on PlayStation 3

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 17, 2006
Gamers who waited in line for days snapped up PlayStation 3 as it went on sale today. Jeff Gerstmann at GameSpot says Sony's placing a big bet on the product.

In Algeria, T.G.I. <nobr>. . .</nobr> Wednesday?

| Nov 17, 2006
Algerians used to have a Saturday-Sunday weekend. But they replaced that tradition in the '70s with Thursday-Friday. Sarah Richards reports that some are now wondering if the non-Western weekend makes economic sense.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 17, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

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