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Copper supplies

Dan Grech | Dec 30, 2005
Copper miners in Chile are on strike. But copper prices are actually going down - because China has huge stockpiles of the metal. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Canada

A tough roe to hoe

| Dec 30, 2005
Caviar prices have been skyrocketing since the US banned imports from the Black and Caspian seas in October. The ban created a boom for American caviar, and unexpected trouble for Midwestern roe fishermen. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Canada

Japan resurgent

Jocelyn Ford | Dec 30, 2005
Japan's Nikkei index closed the day, and the year, at more than 100 points above 16,000 -- its biggest annual gain in two decades. And it was private investment, not government money, that pushed the economy. Jocelyn Ford reports.

David Johnson's year in review

Tess Vigeland | Dec 30, 2005
Host Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the year on Wall Street, and the mythological Santa Claus Rally.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Suggested resolutions for Washington

| Dec 30, 2005
It's the time of the year for New Year's Resolutions. Economist and commentator Steve Moore has been thinking of some resolutions the government should make.

Tijuana gets a makeover

| Dec 30, 2005
Tijuana, Mexico, reaches a kind of party pinnacle on New Year's Eve. The town elders aren't so thrilled about having their city seen this way. As Jordana Gustafson reports, they've been working on a mariachi-style makeover.
Posted In: Canada

The 401k Follies

| Dec 30, 2005
A recent survey reported almost 40 percent of people raided their company retirement account when they left their job. Cashing out of a 401k account might be a financial sin. But Marketplace's Scott Jagow found himself tempted to take a bite from forbidden fruit.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: New Year's Resolutions

| Dec 30, 2005
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. Chris shares his financial resolutions.

The "Buzzword": The January Effect

| Dec 30, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - &quot;January Effect.&quot; You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

The Mailbag for December 30, 2005

| Dec 30, 2005
This week, we air our final special mailbag full of the &quot;Most Frequently Asked&quot; questions from listeners. Listen to Chris' advice on investing a small windfall, using a financial planner, and managing money in a marriage.

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