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Seeing gold in the golden years

| Aug 22, 2005
Senior citizens have become a consumer force to be reckoned with — but no one likes to be told a certain product is perfect for them just 'cause they're older. Blaine Branchik tells host Kai Ryssdal that selling to seniors has always been tricky.

Puggle, Malt-a-Poo, Labradoodle

| Aug 22, 2005
Breeders are coming up with endless variations of designer hybrid dogs. Most of us just call 'em mutts — but these pups come with a pedigree-style pricetag. Mhari Saito reports.

Reading the Big Mac index

| Aug 22, 2005
How much does the famous McDonald's hamburger cost in countries around the world? The Big Mac Index shows Latin America is a cheaper place to live than the US. But Claudio Loser with the Inter American Dialogue looked at it another way: how long does it take to earn enough to buy a Big Mac?

Computer science: calling all women

| Aug 22, 2005
It's back to the school today at many universities, where young men and women will be filling classrooms. Except maybe in the computer science department — where there just aren't that many women. Sam Eaton reports.

How one big investor thinks

| Aug 22, 2005
Yale University's chief investment advisor David Swensen has made the school $8 billion in twenty-plus years, with an average annual return of 16 percent. Lisa Napoli asks him: What's your secret?

The "Buzzword": Zone Pricing

| Aug 20, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "Zone Pricing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life: Textile Conservator

| Aug 20, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we bond with a textile conservator.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for August 19, 2005

| Aug 20, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on choosing a life insurance policy, finding an online tax calculator, buying umbrella insurance, and investing in India.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Hereditary Hogwash

| Aug 20, 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." This week, Chris offers another tale of bad science: the existence of a genetic elite.

From the Money Matters Desk: Mid-Year Tax Review

| Aug 20, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we talk with tax specialist Frank Degen on what you can do now to save yourself a 2005 tax headache.
Posted In: Taxes

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