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"Day in the Work Life": Forensic Cop

| Jul 1, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we put a forensic cop under the microscope.
Posted In: Jobs

"Tween" a Rock and a Hard Place...

| Jul 1, 2005
Summer's here and the kids are out of school. The little guys are still in childcare -- but what to do with you 13,14, 15-year olds? <i>Marketplace's</i> Hillary Wicai reports on the shortage of childcare for the teen and tween set.

Mailbag for July 1, 2005

| Jul 1, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating the benefits of a doctorate degree, investing in a passive index fund, and determining the health of a pension.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Dirt on Downloading

| Jul 1, 2005
Now that the Supreme Court Justices know all about music downloading -- isn't it time you figured it out? CNET's James Kim gives us the deal on music download services on the web.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Project Greenlight

| Jul 1, 2005
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." A Chinese firm wants to buy UNOCAL, an American oil company. Chris greenlights the deal.
Posted In: Economy

Summing up Sandra Day O'Connor

| Jul 1, 2005
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the country's highest court, and leaves the first vacancy in eleven years. As Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, O'Connor's often tie-breaking votes helped shape the business and economic landscape of the last 24 years.

Holding the internet's reins

| Jul 1, 2005
Type a web address into your computer, and your request zooms across the internet until gets directions from some really big root server computers. The U.S. controls them. And despite earlier promises, America won't be be letting go. Kai Ryssdal talks to Declan McCullagh from cNet.

Say the right thing

| Jul 1, 2005
In the 1990s, American companies to created codes of conduct for the textile manufacturers they work with overseas to prohibit child labor and sweatshops. But they're discovering the new rules have helped create a whole new set of problems. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Sartorial time-savers

| Jul 1, 2005
Predictions say July 4th will be the biggest travel day ever. How to speed through airport lines? A smile might help &#151; and you might want to be wearing the right shoes.

An unorthordox retirement plan

| Jul 1, 2005
If you were born on January 1, 1946, this is your 59th-and-a-half birthday. Starting today, you can take money out of your retirement account without paying any penalties. Commentator and humorist Tim Bedore has a little advice for you.

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