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Buzzword: Big Mac Index

| Jun 2, 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, "Big Mac Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, June 2, 2006

Chris Farrell | Jun 2, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: investing in a Roth, paying inheritance tax on an overseas account, and choosing to retire early.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Jonesing for debt

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
Your neighbor has a bigger house. Your friend lives in a better school district. And you can't stop thinking about what you don't have. Shira Boss is the author of the new book, Green with Envy. She joins Kai for a conversation.

Economic roses

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 2, 2006
President Bush says the economy is on the right track. So why aren't ordinary people feeling any rosier? Forbes.com's Paul Maidment talks with Kai.
Posted In: Economy

Real estate report

| Jun 2, 2006
What's the outlook for the housing market? Will buyers sing the blues? Or will sellers offer more for less? Ellen McGirt takes us inside the pages of Money Magazine's special real estate issue.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

A (campus) living wage

| Jun 2, 2006
The cost of college education continues to rise. But the wages for many campus workers are barely above the minimum wage. That's sparked a battle at one elite campus. Martha Woodroof reports.

The whole nine yards

Jeff Tyler | Jun 2, 2006
Some folks fawn over their yard like it's a member of the family. In fact, Americans spend millions to grow the perfect blade. Jeff Tyler reports.

World Cup mania

Scott Jagow | Jun 2, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to host Scott Jagow about advertisers and the world's biggest sporting event.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Do movie reviews matter anymore?

| Jun 2, 2006
Daily Variety editor Michael Speier and host Mark Austin Thomas take a look at the influence of picks and pans.

Employment figures weaker than expected

Hilary Wicai | Jun 2, 2006
The US unemployment rate hasn't been this low in five years, but wages grew at a slower pace and the hiring rate declined too. Is the economy cooling? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

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