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Cocktail weiners and checkbooks

Scott Tong | May 19, 2006
It's prime fund-raising season in Washington, with midterm elections six months away. Some politicians are trying to rise above the mediocre when it comes to entertaining. Scott Tong checked out one of the events.
Posted In: Washington

The Week on Wall Street

| May 19, 2006
Dallas stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Cheryl Glaser about the markets' rough week.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

What's wrong with a bit of innocent smut?

Amy Scott | May 19, 2006
Commentator Patti Waldmeir recently went through sexual harassment training at her office. She says it only stirred up negative feelings.

Rebuilding and looking for leadership

Sam Eaton | May 19, 2006
Albert Jefferson Jr. and Henry McCloskey returned to New Orleans to rebuild their businesses and their lives. So which candidate in tomorrow's election do they think can rebuild the city? Sam Eaton reports.

Straight Story: Tax cut. . . not

Chris Farrell | May 19, 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: President Bush just signed a $70 billion tax cut bill. Chris reads between the lines.

Day in the Work Life: A sea tale

| May 19, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get our sea legs with a cruise ship director.

Buzzword: A la carte

| May 19, 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 - "A La Carte." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, May 19, 2006

Chris Farrell | May 19, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: filing for bankruptcy, renting versus buying, and purchasing whole life insurance.

Poker Face of Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | May 19, 2006
Just like poker, Wall Street isn't for sissies. Author Aaron Brown deals out the similarities between these two versions of risk-taking. He talks with Kai about his new book, The Poker Face of Wall Street.
Posted In: Economy

Time off with benefits

Kai Ryssdal | May 19, 2006
Massachusetts has introduced a bill that would create the most generous paid leave package in the nation. Will other states follow? Kai finds out from Deven McGraw of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Posted In: Jobs