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Key West Open for Business

Tess Vigeland | Oct 31, 2005
Florida's most famous key reopens Monday to tourists after weathering the onslaught from Wilma. Tess Vigeland looks at the toll the storm took on the region's key industry.

Halloween in New Orleans

| Oct 31, 2005
Even after Katrina and Rita drove the tourists away, New Orleans's Haunted History Tour is doing decent business, largely thanks to military and government workers in town for hurricane recovery. Eve Troeh reports.

Food Insecurity

Hilary Wicai | Oct 31, 2005
The House wants to drop 300,000 people from the Food Stamp rolls. Yet the government's own statistics show the number of people who need food assistance has grown. Hillary Wicai reports.

Generic Drugs

Helen Palmer | Oct 31, 2005
The American health care system could save up to $20 billion if patients were prescribed generic rather than brand-name drugs. But as Helen Palmer reports, Big Pharma says not all drugs are equal.
Posted In: Health

Look Ahead for October 28, 2005

| Oct 29, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Inflation Targets

| Oct 29, 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 &mdash; "Inflation Targets." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": Photographer

| Oct 29, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we peek through the lens of a New York City photographer.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for October 28, 2005

| Oct 29, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on understanding social security, throwing away credit cards, and creating a retirement account.
Posted In: Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Housing Ceiling

| Oct 29, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the Straight Story. This week, Chris sings "Hallelujah". The housing boom is over.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: The State of the Estate Tax

| Oct 29, 2005
On this week's Money Matters &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; we learn what's behind the maneuvering to bury the "death tax." Joining Kai is Professor Michael Graetz, co-author of the new book, <em>Death by a Thousand Cuts</em>.
Posted In: Retirement, Taxes