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Day in the Work Life: The punchline

| Jul 28, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get some serious laughs from a stand-up comedian.

Buzzword: Couric Clause

| Jul 28, 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, Couric Clause. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 28, 2006

| Jul 28, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on avoiding an IRS audit, paying for an overseas wedding and pausing contributions to a 401k account.

The anti-portfolio

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2006
Average investors often miss out on the big stocks. But what if you had the money and still missed out on the next big thing like Google? Dave Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners knows how it feels -- and tells Kai all about it.
Posted In: Investing

Conversation with Bill Pulte

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2006
In our ongoing series of Conversations from the Corner Office, Kai digs into the housing market by visiting one of the biggest homebuilders in the country. He sits down with Bill Pulte, the chair and co-founder of Pulte Homes

Water world

| Jul 28, 2006
Consumers face thousands of choices in the water aisle at the grocery store. But what's your best bet for buying H20? Alex Cohen surveys the landscape.

Hybrid tax credit . . . going, going, gone?

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2006
Soaring gas prices make hybrids look even more attractive. But you might want to run -- not walk -- to the dealership, because that hybrid tax credit might soon disappear. Kai talks with Kathy Kristof of the Los Angeles Times.

Great news! The economy's tanking!

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2006
Gross Domestic Product was cut in half last quarter. Yet, it was all sunshine and light on Wall Street today. Does anybody really know what's going on?
Posted In: Economy

Congress makes last-minute push

John Dimsdale | Jul 28, 2006
Before they take their summer break, Washington lawmakers are trying to pass a number of measures that so far have stalled this year. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about Congress' deadline pressure.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Wal-Mart says <i>auf wiedersehen</i>

Lisa Napoli | Jul 28, 2006
The world's largest retailer is going to close all of its stores in Germany and take about a $1 billion loss. Lisa Napoli reports that Wal-Mart failed to understand the German consumer.
Posted In: Canada

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