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Downward Dollar

| Oct 30, 2004
Kai traces the decline of the dollar with Chris Low of First Tennessee. Find out what this trend means for you.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Pocketbook Politics

| Oct 30, 2004
You may like one presidential candidate over another. But do you know who's better for your wallet? Business Week’s Amey Stone offers a voter’s guide to the big domestic issues: jobs, taxes, oil, and health care.
Posted In: Jobs

Are You a Vulture or a Chicken When It Comes to Investing?

| Oct 30, 2004
This month, companies like Merck and Marsh & McLennan have tumbled in the stock market. Bad news for them - but could there be a silver lining for you, the investor? That answer might depend on whether you are a vulture or a chicken. Reporter Hilary Wicai has more.
Posted In: Investing

The week that was on Wall Street

| Oct 29, 2004
Host David Brown catches up with Dallas Stockbroker and analyst David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.

Special Report: The Crash of 1929

| Oct 29, 2004
Seventy-five years ago today - on October 29th, 1929 - the stock market crashed. On that day - "Black Tuesday" as it came to be known - the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 12 percent. And that was just the beginning. The Dow would eventually bottom out in July of 1932 at 41 points. That's right - 41. By then investors had lost billions and the country was in the throes of its worst financial crisis ever. Today, Marketplace's Matthew Algeo takes a special look back at Black Tuesday, a day that triggered monumental changes in America's financial markets - and in America itself.
Posted In: Wall Street

The Class of 1929

| Oct 29, 2004
Seventy-five years ago today, the stock market crashed. The Dow fell nearly 12 percent - and kept falling. The Crash of '29 profoundly affected a generation of Americans. And as Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, it continues to affect them - and the rest of us - to this day.

Remembering the Crash of 1929

| Oct 29, 2004
On this date in 1929, the stock market crashed. Seventy-five years later, there aren't many people left on Wall Street who remember the Crash of '29. But Al Gordon does. He's been working on Wall Street since Calvin Coolidge was in the White House. And as Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, he's seen a lot of changes.

The Job Files!

| Oct 29, 2004
And now for our latest installment of the job files: this week, a man who's in the business of scaring up disguises...

The sweet smell of election uncertainty

| Oct 28, 2004
Today we saw a complex series of moves and non-moves at the Federal Election Commission. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports that the upshot... may be just what the country's hankering for: more uncertainty.

And the winner is ...

| Oct 28, 2004
Much has been said about how votes will be collected. There've been heated discussions about computerized voting machines - and methods of vote tabulation. But one thing that hasn't received much attention is how we, the people, will get word of the results. Easy answer, right? We'll watch TV or listen to public radio. But after the debacle of the 2000 election night, you have to wonder, how do the media plan to call the winners and the losers? We asked Marketplace's Lisa Napoli to check it out.

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