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Cleaning Your Financial House

| Dec 23, 2005
One of the things you’re supposed to do every year is to sort the clutter of bills, bank statements, and tax papers in your house. <em>Marketplace's</em> Hillary Wicai gets advice on what to keep... and what to toss.
Posted In: Taxes

Striking out?

Amy Scott | Dec 22, 2005
Three days into a city-wide transit strike in New York, contract negotiations resumed and workers agreed to go back on the job. But how much have they really gained? Amy Scott reports.

The hybridization of America

Bill Poorman | Dec 22, 2005
If you want a hybrid car, you probably have to be willing to wait a while, and pay more money. But now Honda, and the federal government, want to help you out. Bill Poorman reports.

The Debacle at Delphi

Alisa Roth | Dec 22, 2005
This week, auto parts maker Delphi said it would try to reach a compromise with the union on its bankruptcy restructuring plan. Whatever happens, the future looks bleak for the suppliers of parts to the struggling Big Three. Alisa Roth reports.

Healthcare at auction

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 22, 2005
Turns out you can buy everything on eBay - including pacemakers and other medical devices. But as Kai Ryssdal discovers from Washington Post reporter Alec Klein, not everything on eBay is safe for hospital patients.
Posted In: Health

You're a mean one, Mr. Greenspan...

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 22, 2005
Kai warned his kids the other night that Santa might not come if they didn't settle down. This is what economists call a 'non-credible threat.' Economist Tim Harford says parents and governments both need to get tough.
Posted In: Economy

Rebels without a Claus

Rico Gagliano | Dec 22, 2005
Rico Gagliano attended SantaCon last weekend, and got to know a group of drunken revellers who are determined to revive the grand tradition of holiday hooliganism.

Inflation indicators

Scott Jagow | Dec 22, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell surveys inflation indicators with host Scott Jagow to evaluate how good a job the Fed is doing to keep prices down.
Posted In: Economy

Not made in China

| Dec 22, 2005
Host Cheryl Glaser talks to Sara Bongiorni, a Louisiana writer whose family has been trying to live an entire year without buying products made in China.

Denied boarding

| Dec 22, 2005
Tighter airport security turns thousands of air travelers without proper documentation away from boarding gates each day. Bruce Kennedy has more on a new service these travelers can turn to in Atlanta.