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Coal safety shutdown

Sam Eaton | Feb 6, 2006
The last few weeks have drawn attention to the dangers of coal mining. Today, the Federal government's asking all coal mines in this country to shut down for about an hour per shift, to make sure safety procedures are intact. Here's Marketplace's Sam Eaton.

Chinese workers quitting

Jocelyn Ford | Feb 6, 2006
China's labor conditions are notoriously bad. This week, millions of Chinese return to the work after the holidays. At least they're supposed to. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

The Look Ahead for February 3, 2006

| Feb 4, 2006
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Poorest Generation?

| Feb 4, 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." This week, a new book says twenty and thirty-somethings are financially worse off than their parents. Chris isn't buying it.

The "Buzzword": A-Shares

| Feb 4, 2006
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 -- "A-SHARES." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Mailbag for February 3, 2006

| Feb 4, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on deducting a film shoot, getting a graduate degree, and using a debit card to improve a credit score.
Posted In: Taxes

Before You're Six Feet Under

| Feb 4, 2006
More than half of all Americans don't have a basic will. But dying without an estate plan could create a financial and emotional hassle for your loved ones. Joining Kai to discuss estate planning is Elizabeth Arnold, the author of the new book, <em>Creating the Good Will.</em>
Posted In: Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Ahead of the Curve

| Feb 4, 2006
Do you want to predict the stock market? What number should you care about? Unemployment rate? Consumer Confidence? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- author Joseph Ellis talks about the market's bottom line.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The Chronicles of Enron

| Feb 4, 2006
We all know the saying "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But workers are still way too invested in their own company's stock. MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston explains the danger of ignoring the lesson of Enron.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Living Kid Free

| Feb 4, 2006
There's a new American dream. The picket fence is still there. So is the hope of a nice career. But, you might not find the 2.5 kids playing in the backyard. Alex Cohen reports.

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