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Etiquette 101

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 9, 2005
Newspaper and magazine etiquette columns are mushrooming. Etiquette lessons are making a comeback. Can manners make you better in business? Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte finds out.

"Day in the Work Life": Motorcycle-Racing Instructor

| Jan 9, 2005
Vroom... vroom... On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we take a spin with a motorcycle-racing instructor.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for January 8, 2005

| Jan 9, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for a mortgage, choosing between retirement and emergency savings, and handling money in a marriage.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Airlines Decline

| Jan 9, 2005
Delta Airlines slashed its fares this week. And - no more Saturday night stayovers needed. Other airlines are following, and others may never be able to compete. Christopher Elliott, Ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler, offers consumer tips on how to deal with all the news in the airline industry.

Rating Charitable Organizations

| Jan 9, 2005
You want to donate money, but how can you ensure your dollars are headed to the right place? Daniel Borochoff is the President of the American Institute of Philanthropy. He takes Kai behind the process of rating charities.
Posted In: Charity

Budgeting Donations

| Jan 9, 2005
This week, President Bush asked Americans to give private donations for tsunami relief. It got us wondering how much Americans give, and how they should think about budgeting charitable donations. Marketplace’s Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Charity

Sound Money for January 8, 2005

| Jan 8, 2005
Listen to the entire broadcast.

A Palestinian weekend

| Jan 7, 2005
Palestinians vote this weekend for a new president. Many think they already know who'll win. Mahmoud Abbas, is the candidate of Yasir Arafat's party, Al Fateh. The main opposition didn't run a candidate. That opposition is Hamas, the militant Islamic movement. Hamas did take part in local elections last month. And some of their candidates won. Now, the movment has to figure out how to operate in a businesslike fashion with the governing Palestinian Authority. Marketplace's Nancy Updike has the story.

The week that was, on Wall Street

| Jan 7, 2005
It's Friday, and that means it is time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.

21st century toys!

| Jan 7, 2005
From the fountains at Caesars Palace to the lagoons at Mandalay Bay, flurries could be seen above the palm trees of Las Vegas today. But the forecast we're interested in has nothing to do with the bizarre weather outside. Adam Lashinsky, senior writer for Fortune magazine, is in Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, getting a preview of what tech toys are about to hit the market.

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