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Working women aren't happy

Hilary Wicai | Aug 7, 2006
A survey from the AFL-CIO out today checks in with America's working women — and finds that 95 percent are concerned about the future. Hillary Wicai reports.

Trying to jumpstart Hot Wheels

| Aug 7, 2006
Mattel's latest efforts to reignite interest in the little toy cars involved a trip to the tiny town of Speed, Kansas. Charla Bear explains.

US beef arrives in Japan

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 7, 2006
The first imports of American beef arrived in Japan today, after being banned for two and a half years due to mad cow disease fears. But that doesn't mean Japanese consumers are ready to eat it. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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Straight Story: The long view

Chris Farrell | Aug 4, 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 addresses what's needed in corporate America.

Day in the Work Life: Behind the curtain

| Aug 4, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we pull some strings with a puppeteer.

Buzzword: Foreign Assistance Act

| Aug 4, 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, Foreign Assistance Act. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, August 4, 2006

Chris Farrell | Aug 4, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on becoming financially independent, investing in international bonds and participating in a 1031 exchange.

Keeping your cool

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 4, 2006
The heat wave continues across much of the United States. Kai finds out how ordinary folks are stretching their energy dollars. Quilts, anyone?

Money Matters: Breaking up with a broker

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 4, 2006
You buy a stock. Your broker gets a commission no matter if the stock dips or doubles. Some say it is time to change that system. Kai sits down with securities lawyer Bill Singer.

Stop thief!

| Aug 4, 2006
Carolyn Kellogg once had a lovely purse. It was stolen -- along with her wallet, keys and credit cards. She uncovers the cost of restoring her purse strings.

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