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Job Files: Coffee broker

| Apr 14, 2006
If you're going to be a coffee broker, you have to have a passion for what you're doing.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Say Goodbye

| Apr 14, 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: tired of paying high fees to your mutual fund? Chris has an idea.
Posted In: Investing

The "Buzzword": LSE

| Apr 14, 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 -- "LSE." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Last-Minute Tax Advice

| Apr 14, 2006
Don't panic. Take a deep breath and remember the "e" word: extension. Kai gets last-minute tax advice from Victor Omelczenko of the Internal Revenue Service.
Posted In: Taxes

Ford's way forward: close more plants

| Apr 13, 2006
A couple of months ago Ford said its plan for getting the car maker back on track involved closing 14 plants. Three already were named, and today workers at two more learned they're next. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Bush pushes worker plan to small business

John Dimsdale | Apr 13, 2006
President Bush told a small-business conference today that an immigration bill must contain a guest worker program. But John Dimsdale reports that small-business owners are sharply divided on the proposal.
Posted In: Washington

Cuba wants foreign investment in its sugar

Dan Grech | Apr 13, 2006
The Cuban government is seeking foreign investment in its sugar industry for the first time in more than four decades. Three companies have expressed an interest, but they're remaining anonymous. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

This scheme sounds like a movie

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 13, 2006
Arrested this week for allegedly participating in a $6.7 million insider trading ring was a Goldman Sachs analyst named Eugene Plotkin. New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin tells Kai Ryssdal about a screenplay Plotkin wrote that sounds a lot like what he's accused of.
Posted In: Investing

Building with green wood

| Apr 13, 2006
Some cities have set up "green" building councils to encourage architects and contractors to keep the environment in mind when choosing materials for their projects. And as David Welch reports, green building starts with green trees.

Take me out to the urban renewal

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 13, 2006
Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the newer, fancier stadiums being built around the country and the impact they're having on their cities.
Posted In: Sports

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