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The Look Ahead for January 13, 2006

| Jan 13, 2006
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Winning in Translation

| Jan 13, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, English fever has gripped China. Chris translates the outcome for international business.

"Day in the Work Life": E-Tailer

| Jan 13, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we go online with a CEO who's firing up China's digital revolution.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": House Bug

| Jan 13, 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 - "House Bug." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

The Mailbag for January 13, 2006

| Jan 13, 2006
This week, our economics editor Chris Farrell answers all of your burning questions about China. Should you invest in the Shanghai real estate market? What legal protections do American investors have? And is China the place to spend your golden years?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Color of Money: Yuan

| Jan 13, 2006
Communist ideology might be pass&eacute; in China. But communist imagery hasn't disappeared. On the latest installment of "the Color of Money" -- our occasional series examining banknote design from around the world -- Ruth Kirchner reports the revolution lives on the Yuan -- the Chinese currency.

China's Influence

| Jan 13, 2006
From Wal-Mart to Wall Street to your wallet, China's economic influence isn't a world away. It's right here in our backyard. Kai discusses China and your personal economy with author James McGregor.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Meet the Gaos

| Jan 13, 2006
Tango Gao owns an ad agency. His wife, Isabella, works for a German shipping company. Their only daughter takes piano, English, and ballet lessons. The Gao's represent the newly rich in China. <em>Marketplace's</em> Scott Tong spent time with the family and joins Kai for a conversation on the Gao's budget and bottom-line.
Posted In: Investing

The ABCs of Staying Competitive

| Jan 13, 2006
What does it take to compete against one of the fastest growing economies in the world? A group of students in a Chicago classroom know the answer to that question. And they'll tell you in Mandarin. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Chinese Version of Us

| Jan 13, 2006
Kai Ryssdal, visits a Chinese radio show that does something we do every weekend -- dole out the do's and don't of investing, spending, and saving money -- with some slight differences.

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