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The "Buzzword": Bellwether Stock

| Jan 21, 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 -- "Bellwether Stock." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for January 20, 2006

| Jan 21, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating retirement savings, using a reverse mortgage, and deducting educational travel.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Car Lot

| Jan 21, 2006
Going online could help you avoid <em>going</em> to the car dealership. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn the art of making a deal in the virtual world. Edmunds.com's Phillip Reed gives Tess the keys to online car shopping.

Home Health Care Guide

| Jan 21, 2006
Hiring a live-in caregiver is expensive and difficult. How can you get the best care for the people who need care? <em>Consumer Reports'</em> Amanda Walker offers a guide to the business of home health care.

Cornering the Corner Office

| Jan 21, 2006
Score one for the little guy. This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed some changes that will make it easier to know what the big boss in the corner office is making. But will it really help? Tess finds out from USC Law Professor Eric Talley.

C Is for Cheap

| Jan 21, 2006
There's nothing wrong with pinching pennies. But when does it cross the line? Are you being frugal or just a freak? Marty Goldensohn finds out.
Posted In: Savings

Save to Spend?

| Jan 21, 2006
Banks and credit card companies say they want to help you fill your piggy bank. But what will it cost you? Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Savings

DUC Seals International (China) Ltd

Jocelyn Ford | Jan 20, 2006
Some day, Americans may feel nostalgic for the day when competition from China focused on cheap labor and stealing intellectual property. Beijing is slowly laying the groundwork for competing in the field of innovation. Jocelyn Ford profiles an auto parts company aiming to be the next big thing.

One US automaker's perspective

| Jan 20, 2006
Chris Brown, an American automaker, shares what it's like to be losing the battle over production and manufacturing.

Should we fear China... or ourselves?

| Jan 20, 2006
Commentator and author James McGregor doesn't believe China is the big bad economic wolf. He says Americans should worry about our own inability to compete in the global market.

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