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Straight Story: Supply side

Chris Farrell | Aug 18, 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. 25 years ago, President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act. Did it change the economy for the better? Chris supplies an analysis of Reaganomics.

Day in the Work Life: Under the sea

| Aug 18, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we splash around with an aquarist.

Buzzword: Wind versus water

| Aug 18, 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, wind versus water. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

The Yankees' long bonds

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 18, 2006
The New York Yankees have issued bonds to raise money for new stadiums. Will the offering turn investors into fans? Kai interviews Jodi Hecht from Standard and Poor's.

Mailbag for Friday, August 18, 2006

Chris Farrell | Aug 18, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on setting sail during your golden years, paying back the IRS and saving for retirement in a self-employed fund.

Money Matters: Tax changes

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 18, 2006
Grab a pen and hang on to your calculator -- there's some new tax law to figure out. Kai talks with Frank Degan, the past president of the National Association of Enrolled Tax Agents.

Back to school . . . with credit?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 18, 2006
Should your kid get a credit card in college? And how should you teach them to balance their checkbook? Kiplinger's Janet Bodnar gives us a crash course in college finances.

Bush goes to camp for economic advice

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 18, 2006
President Bush met with his economic team this morning at Camp David. And, based on his remarks, all of his indicators are up.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

At Ford, cutting production is Job 1

Lisa Napoli | Aug 18, 2006
Ford announced today it'll cut back on the number of cars it makes in the US and Canada. Assembly plants will be partially shut down, and more layoffs could be coming. Lisa Napoli reports.

Plot thickens in Plavix patent battle

Helen Palmer | Aug 18, 2006
Drug maker Bristol Myers Squibb is in court trying to stop a Canadian company from selling a generic version of its blockbuster blood-thinning drug. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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