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Paulson comes aboard

Amy Scott | Jul 10, 2006
Henry Paulson takes over as Treasury Secretary today. Amy Scott takes a look at his long to-do list.
Posted In: Washington

Camp Allen losing luster?

Lisa Napoli | Jul 10, 2006
Top media moguls arrive in a Rocky Mountain resort town today for their annual weeklong confab. Lisa Napoli reports the influence of gathering is on the wane.

Critter contraptions

| Jul 10, 2006
A cottage industry has sprung up around products designed to keep people and wildlife separate as suburbs encroach on wild places. Brian Bull reports.

Cultivating UK engineers

Stephen Beard | Jul 10, 2006
The man who invented the bagless vacuum cleaner says a dearth of engineers is putting the British economy at risk. James Dyson has unveiled plans for an engineering college in the UK. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

A look forward at backdating

| Jul 7, 2006
What you need to know today about backdating as the scandal unfolds in the weeks ahead.

Straight Story: Bonds, treasury bonds

Chris Farrell | Jul 7, 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 defends a segment of the market that doesn't get much respect.

Day in the Work Life: Honeymaker

| Jul 7, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get stung by a bee keeper.

Buzzword: Donor-advised funds

| Jul 7, 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, donor-advised funds. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 7, 2006

Chris Farrell | Jul 7, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a friend's business, giving money to your kids for summer travel, and planning for a mortgage in a divorce.

Money Matters: The insurance maze

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 7, 2006
Insurance companies know everything about your previous claims -- another reason it's important to read the fine print of your homeowner's insurance policy. Kai talks with author and personal finance expert Kimberly Lankford.