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"Buzzword": Trading Range

| Aug 14, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "Trading Range." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Oil Market

| Aug 14, 2004
Oil prices have reached a record high. But gas prices have dipped. What does this mean for consumers? Kai asks Jim Burkhard, director of global oil at Cambridge Energy Research Associates, about the ins and outs of the oil market.
Posted In: Economy

Factoid: The origin of the bear market

| Aug 14, 2004
Find out the origin of the bear market....
Posted In: Economy

It's the Economy, Silly

Amy Scott | Aug 14, 2004
It's been a weird summer road trip for the economy. Corporate earnings were up, jobs were coming back, and even the beleaguered manufacturing sector was gaining some steam. And then... consumers started spending less. Job creation slacked off. These economic detours have left some people wondering what's going on. Amy Scott went in search for answers.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for August 14, 2004

| Aug 14, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in 529 college plans, researching reverse mortgages, and selling off stocks.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

For the ultimate shopper

| Aug 9, 2004
Next week, a new magazine called Shop Etc is launching. It's all about what things to buy... and where to buy them. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Matthew Felling from with Center for Media and Public Affairs about its prospects.

Costly Olympics?

| Aug 9, 2004
The Summer Olympics - which open in Athens on Friday - has already given Greece a big economic boost. But the country could be in for a hard landing when the Games are over. A report published today by British accountants PWC warns that soaring costs could leave the Greek government with massive debts. From the European Desk in London Stephen Beard reports.

"Educating Rico": Bonds

| Aug 7, 2004
A balanced portfolio includes stocks and bonds, right? But what exactly is a bond and how does it relate to market forces? In this month's installment of 'Educating Rico', our financially challenged protagonist discovers it all comes down to math.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A living report on writing a will

| Aug 7, 2004
If you're like 58 percent of Americans, you don't have even a basic will. Writing a will is no picnic, but dying without one can cost thousands of dollars and hours of headaches for your loved ones. Which is why Eric Matlin wrote "The Procrastinator's guide to Wills and Estate Planning." Check out Kai's interview with Eric, as they put all your fears about wills to rest.
Posted In: Charity

"Straight Story": Lou Dobbs' book

| Aug 7, 2004
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Lou Dobbs' new book on outsourcing hits stores this month. Chris has a review.

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