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The "Buzzword": Windfall Profit Tax

| Nov 4, 2005
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, "Windfall Profit Tax." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Taxes

"Day in the Work Life": Executive Coach

| Nov 4, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we set financial goals with an executive coach.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for November 4, 2005

| Nov 4, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a college fund, investing in hurricane prone areas, and paying for a financial plan.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Repairing a Safety Net

| Nov 4, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris preaches the lesson of General Motors. National Health Care, now!

Phone Home

| Nov 4, 2005
This week, Federal Communications Commission approved SBC's bid to buy AT&amp;T and Verizon's merger with MCI. Can you expect cheaper bills and better service? Telecom expert Scott Cleland offers his take.
Posted In: Investing

Educating Rico: The 411 on 401k Diversification

| Nov 4, 2005
In the latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero learns how to make the most of his employment retirement plan.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Job growth "soft and anemic"

John Dimsdale | Nov 4, 2005
U.S. companies created 56,000 jobs in October -- not nearly as big a jump as was expected. John Dimsdale reads the employment tea leaves.

Wal-Mart works on its image

Scott Tong | Nov 4, 2005
Wal-Mart's had a tough week, and today saw the release of a documentary critical of the company. Scott Tong reports on the latest salvo in Wal-Mart's PR battle, and what's really at stake for the company.

US gets tough on China's pirates

Jocelyn Ford | Nov 4, 2005
Rampant counterfeiting and piracy in China cost US industry billions of dollars each year. And it's not just DVDs and Tommy Hilfiger clothing. As Jocelyn Ford reports, some pirated goods are putting consumers at risk.

The French Revolution, part deux?

Stephen Beard | Nov 4, 2005
The French Interior Minister says this week's riots in Paris (and beyond) were partly caused by economic and social problems neglected for more than thirty years. From the European Desk, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada