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Straight Story: Emotional investing

Sep 28, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to talk about passion. No no, hear him out -- he says that emotions aren't the enemy of reason when it comes to investing.

Work life: Showing you the door

Sep 28, 2007
He may not be a member of any government office in Washington, D.C., but rest assured, he can certainly... open a lot of doors.
Posted In: Jobs

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Sep 28, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell covers how a career military officer should invest a big bonus, paying off a jumbo home loan, and what's the real story behind a good credit score?
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Every dog has its last day

Sep 28, 2007
This weekend is the last for the regular Major League Baseball season, and that means no ballpark franks for awhile. Jeremy Hobson reports on how the national passtime is a crucial sales time for the hot dog industry.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

Creditors have upper hand in disputes

Sep 27, 2007
What credit squeeze? The Federal Reserve says Americans are charging as much stuff as ever on credit cards. But a report out today from the consumer watchdog Public Citizen says that when we dispute those charges, cardholders lose almost every time. Helen Palmer reports.

Bracing for a housing ripple effect

Sep 27, 2007
Sales of new homes has hit a seven-year low, and home builders are obviously feeling the squeeze. But that's not the only industry that's going to feel the effects of what started with the meltdown in the subprime home loan market. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Housing

Wal-Mart will cash your checks, too

Sep 27, 2007
With so many people too poor of credit to have a bank account, high-fee check-cashing services are a lucrative business. And Mhari Saito reports that Wal-Mart also wants a piece of that action.

A click away from world domination?

Sep 27, 2007
Privacy advocates are seeing red flags around the proposed Google-DoubleClick merger. It would have more personal information than any company in the world -- not to mention it's an advertiser. Steve Henn reports.

Hispanic or Latino? Fill in the blank

Sep 26, 2007
An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission survey for workers that has had a box marked "Hispanic" has been changed to "Hispanic or Latino." Dan Grech takes a look at what's in a name.

Ratings agencies score low in D.C.

Sep 26, 2007
At a hearing today, U.S. senators tore into the three major credit rating agencies -- Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poors -- over their roles in the subprime meltdown. At the same time, the SEC said it's investigating conflicts of interest. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

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