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Bedore predicts for 2006...

| Jan 9, 2006
The year's only a week old, but prognosticators are already figuring out what lies ahead in 2006. At least one market analyst's betting the Dow will hit 13,000. But comedian/commentator Tim Bedore thinks most economic predictions tend to be wrong. He's got a few of his own...
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A better world through books?

Bill Poorman | Jan 9, 2006
Any college student will tell you that textbooks are expensive. But one start-up has a novel approach: It donates its profits to charity. From the Marketplace Entrepreneurship Desk, Bill Poorman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Where fashion meets modesty

| Jan 9, 2006
The Koran enjoins Muslims to always dress modestly... but that doesn't have to mean plainly. As Nancy Farghalli reports, retailers are starting to get the message and respond to a new niche market.

"One Billion Customers"

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 9, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with former Wall Street Journal reporter James McGregor about his book "One Billion Customers." They discuss China's economic transition and how the country's explosive growth is affecting the world.

Meet the Gao Family: Part I

Scott Tong | Jan 9, 2006
Families in China today grapple with the same issues we have stateside: Balancing work and family, not spoiling the kids, and saving for a comfortable retirement. These are just some things the new generation of Chinese families is facing. Scott Tong talks to one such family. (This is the first installment of a 5-part series running all this week.)

All in a day's work...

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2006
So the truth of the matter is I’m not sleeping very well. Seems like every morning I wake up at 3 or 3:15, toss and turn for a couple of hours,...
Posted In: China

Am I being watched?

Brett Neely | Jan 7, 2006
It's my first visit to China. And I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Would we have government minders buzzing around us at all times? Would the...
Posted In: China

Jet-lag and deadlines

Nate DiMeo | Jan 7, 2006
This is my third trip to China in four months, and if I've come to understand anything about this fascinating, enormous, staggering country, it's...
Posted In: China

Look Ahead for January 6, 2006

| Jan 6, 2006
What you need to know today about next month's credit card bill.

The Straight Story: Emerging Markets

| Jan 6, 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. Some investors see trouble in emerging markets, like Russia. Chris thinks otherwise.