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The Mailbag for June 3, 2005

| Jun 3, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a personalized retirement account, gifting stocks and bonds, and improving a credit score.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Chris Farrell with the "Straight Story": Health Care Reform

| Jun 3, 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 sends an SOS to Congress.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Nice Girls Don't Get Rich

| Jun 3, 2005
Lois Frankel, author of "Nice Girls Don't Get Rich," stops by to share tips from her new book. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes women make with money.
Posted In: Jobs

Pharming... A New Kind of Phraud

| Jun 3, 2005
You've heard about phishing, where Internet scammers lure you into giving them personal information? Well, that's just so last month. Now there's a whole new game in town. Kevin Delaney of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> discusses the latest internet con... pharming.

Under the influence: left vs. right

| Jun 3, 2005
<a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/under_the_influence/">Under the Influence</a> is a four-part series on think tanks and the money behind them. In part four of this Marketplace-Economist Magazine special report, Scott Tong reports on how think tanks play a game of &quot;left versus right&quot;.

Mrs. Blair goes to Washington

| Jun 3, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair heads to the White House Monday to meet with President Bush, while his wife Cherie plans to appear before a packed hall at Washington's Kennedy Center. Cherie Blair's speaking fee is getting lots of attention in Britain; Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Get published, get set, sell!

| Jun 3, 2005
This weekend, booksellers, editors, and agents are converging on the Javits Center in New York, the site of BookExpo America 2005, the largest book fair in the U.S. But there are hard lessons to learn in the bookselling business if you're one of thousands of lesser-hyped authors, as commentator Beth Teitell knows.

Wishy Washy on White Collar Crime

| Jun 3, 2005
This week, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction that took down the accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. What does the ruling mean for future prosecution of white-collar crime? Kai talks with Eric Talley, a Professor of Law at the University of Southern California.
Posted In: Jobs

Matri-Money: Marriage and Finances

| Jun 3, 2005
What's the key to a healthy marriage? Communication helps. Romance is always nice. But the real trick is being financially compatible. So what should a couple do before they say I do? Karen Pelland reports.

The ABCs of the S&P...

| Jun 3, 2005
Why are market indexes important? And what exactly do the indexes indicate? This week, we look at the movers and shakers of Wall Street's benchmarks -- the S&amp;P 500, the Wilshire 5000, and the Russell 3000. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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