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"Educating Rico": Health Care

| Jan 22, 2005
In this installment of our series 'Educating Rico', our own Rico Gagliano is on mission. Can he uncover the mysteries of finding affordable health insurance for individuals?

"Day in the Work Life": Park Ranger

| Jan 22, 2005
On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we take a hike with a park ranger.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Free File

| Jan 22, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Free File." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for January 22, 2005

| Jan 22, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a self-employed retirement account, consolidating 403b accounts, and preparing for bad news in the market.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Investing in Commodities

| Jan 22, 2005
Interested in parking some money in pork barrels? Or what about oil or soybeans? Commodities expert, Jim Rogers, gives the 411 on the best way not to lose your shirt.
Posted In: Investing

Does the CEO Matter?

| Jan 22, 2005
Time to take the corporate perp walk. This week jury selection started in the trial of former World Com CEO Bernard Ebbers. And former Tyco Chief, Dennis Kozlowski, is being re-tried for allegedly stealing $600 million of company money. It makes you wonder - how much does a CEO matter anyway? Harvard Business School’s Rakesh Khurana, gives Kai a tutorial.

The AMT

Lisa Napoli | Jan 22, 2005
Tax season is creeping ever closer. This year, more people than ever are going to be hit by an old tax called the Alternative Minimum Tax. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli finds out what it is…and what it might mean for your tax bill.

Is anybody listening?

| Jan 21, 2005
When the Enron story first surfaced, it wasn't clear whether it was just a lone case. Then a wave of corporate scandals left Washington feeling no choice but to step in to prevent more Enrons. A law called Sarbanes-Oxley imposed tougher audits, more accountability, independent oversight. So shaken was confidence in corporate America, that even many in the business community applauded the reforms. Well, a lot of that applause has subsided. In fact, one can now hear catcalls from corporate America. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.

The Week that was, on Wall Street

| Jan 21, 2005
Friday means our host in Los Angeles David Brown talks to our man in Dallas, David Johnson - stockbroker and analyst.

Promoting Osama?

| Jan 21, 2005
Some news from the publishing world is drumming up controversy this week. A division of Random House plans to publish the writings of Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders. The idea? According to a spokesperson, to help Americans know "the mind of the enemy". Some wonder whether a publisher should profit from printing what many view as hate speech. Apparently, even the publisher itself is asking that question. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.

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