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Snow in China

Alisa Roth | Oct 10, 2005
US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.

A new German Chancellor

Stephen Beard | Oct 10, 2005
Germany is about to install Angela Merkel as the country's first female chancellor. Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.

Nobel Prize in Economics goes to game theorists

Scott Tong | Oct 10, 2005
The individual work of Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann has helped inform trade negotiations in the global market, the Nobel committee said. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Looking forward to Q3 numbers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 10, 2005
Katrina and Rita may not have had the broad chilling effect they were expected to have on third-quarter earnings, which are due out this week. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Pthalates — oh heck, just say Plastics

Helen Palmer | Oct 10, 2005
Government researchers launch a hearing today to look at just how dangerous pthalates, found in many plastics, may be. As Helen Palmer reports, the chemical industry has a lot at stake.

Gold mines on indigenous lands

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 10, 2005
As the price of gold increases, so do pressures to mine more of it. These days, though, many gold deposits are on lands occupied by indigenous Americans. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada

Look Ahead for October 7, 2005

| Oct 8, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Treasury Direct

| Oct 8, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance &mdash; "Treasury Direct." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Day in the Work Life" Auctioneer

| Oct 8, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we outbid the competition.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for October 7, 2005

| Oct 8, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in a CD, buying gold bars, and picking a 401k-Roth hybrid.
Posted In: Investing