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A Procrastinator's Guide to the Retirement Universe

| Jan 6, 2006
It is not too late to start saving for retirement, even if you've just hit the big 5-0. Dodi Theune offers tips on where to park your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

New Player On The Block: The Roth 401K Hybrid

| Jan 6, 2006
Forget the 401k. Forget the Roth. Now you can take advantage of the ROTH 401K hybrid. Personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston tells us everything we need to know about the new retirement fund.
Posted In: Retirement

January Effect

| Jan 6, 2006
There's an old stock market adage that goes like this: wanna predict the market for the rest of year? Take a look at its performance in January. FTN Financial's Chris Low separates fact from fiction.

Carrot and Stick

| Jan 6, 2006
A new year, a new you, and a new set of benefits. Employers want to lower their health care costs. And they're doing it by giving incentives to workers to change their lifestyles. Alex Cohen has the story.

Medicare Maze

Amy Scott | Jan 6, 2006
This week, the Medicare drug benefit became law. Some folks report dizzy spells from navigating the prescription maze. Marketplace's Amy Scott maps out where to get help.
Posted In: Retirement

Unemployment's down, huzzah!

| Jan 6, 2006
December's unemployment numbers dropped a tenth of a percent, and that's good news for the Bush Administration. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Economy

Wait. How strong is that economy again?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 6, 2006
Tess Vigeland talks with Standard and Poor economist David Wyss about last month's unemployment numbers. The Bush administration is touting the strength of the economy, but Wyss says that the numbers don't tell the whole truth.
Posted In: Economy

Pre-marketing a non-existent vaccine

Helen Palmer | Jan 6, 2006
Glaxo Smith Kline asked European healthcare regulators to okay a plan to market a vaccine that could stop the spread of bird flu. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports that the vaccine is still in development.
Posted In: Health

The cost of sick days

Sarah Gardner | Jan 6, 2006
One survey last year calculated the annual cost of sick days at more than $600 per employee. New research suggests it's probably higher. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that the financial side-effects go beyond the obvious.
Posted In: Health

David Johnson checks in

Tess Vigeland | Jan 6, 2006
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with Marketplace host Tess Vigeland about this week's ups and downs on the stock market. He's feeling more chipper than last week.
Posted In: Wall Street

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