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Day in the Work Life: An irish tale

Mar 9, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we tap a pub owner in Ireland.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Universal default

Mar 9, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Universal Default." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Subprime subpar

Mar 9, 2007
Some economists say the subprime mortgage market is prime to join the ranks of other big financial scandals. Tess talks with Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at bankrate.com
Posted In: Economy

Policing the plastics

Mar 9, 2007
This week, Congress held hearings on the credit card industry. Are high fees and late payments on their way out? Host Tess Vigeland interviews Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Economy

Screeching around the track

Mar 9, 2007
Consumer Reports is out with its 2007 Best and Worst automotive issue. Sean Cole went to do some further research by going for a ride at the test drive center.

Educating Rico: House hunting

Mar 9, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In the week's episode, he lives the American dream by shopping for a house. Well, he tags along while a friend does the buying.
Posted In: Investing

Blowing money in Chicago

Mar 9, 2007
They don't exactly know why, but researchers have found that traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange make less money on windy days.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Unemployment of black men at 'crisis' level

Mar 8, 2007
Congress today looks at the employment situation facing African-American men. The statistics are daunting, and testimony is expected to point to education as both a culprit and a solution.
Posted In: Jobs

Time Warner settles AOL merger suit

Mar 8, 2007
Media giant Time Warner has agreed to a $144 million settlement in one of the last investor lawsuits stemming from its merger with AOL six years ago.
Posted In: Wall Street

Aston Martin finds a buyer

Mar 7, 2007
Ford has reportedly lined up a motor racing company to purchase its luxury Aston Martin division. Sales for the brand are on the upswing, but analysts agree that Ford is making the right move.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

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