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Upscale holiday

Andrea Gardner | Dec 5, 2005
The super rich are expected to spend more this holiday season than last. Can one household really spend $29,000 on shoes and handbags? Andrea Gardner finds out.

Voting machines

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 5, 2005
The clock is ticking for states wanting to put electronic voting machines in place. Local officials must make sure their machines meet national reliability standards by the end of this year. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, there are security concerns.

Telecom convergence

Stephen Beard | Dec 5, 2005
The UK's largest TV cable company has made a takeover bid for Virgin Mobile, the country's 5th biggest cell phone operator. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

NOLA mortgages

Dan Grech | Dec 5, 2005
The Federal Housing Administration announced today that it will pay the mortgages of hurricane victims for a year... at least, those with a federally insured loan. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Terrorism preparations

Ethan Lindsey | Dec 5, 2005
The US remains unprepared for another 9/11 scale terrorist attack, according to the heads of the September 11th Commission. But this week, they say lawmakers have a chance to rectify the situation, as Ethan Lindsey reports.

Look Ahead for December 2, 2005

| Dec 2, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Don't Hedge Bets

| Dec 2, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Hedge funds are feasting on investments from pensioners. Chris says it's a recipe for disaster.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Trading in Your Car

| Dec 2, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- how to get the most out of your motor?'s Philip Reed takes us inside the car dealership.

"Day in the Work Life": Judge

| Dec 2, 2005
On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we sit on the bench with a Superior Court Judge.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": E Proxy

| Dec 2, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "E Proxy." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing