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"Day in the Work Life": The Hills Are Alive

Apr 7, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we sing lyrics with a songwriter.
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The "Buzzword": Pig Book

Apr 7, 2006
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 - "Pig Book." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy
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Mailbag for April 7, 2006

Apr 7, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, we tackle tax season with a special mailbag devoted to everything you need to know: advice on writing off business expenses, gifting money to grandchildren, and deducting home improvement costs.
Posted In: Charity, Taxes
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Office Talk

Apr 7, 2006
Synergy. Culture. Fire Drill. Water cooler. Those words take on new meanings at the workplace. Author Lois Beckwith schools us on corporate speak.
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From the Money Matters Desk: Energy Tax Credits

Apr 7, 2006
It is never too early to start planning for next year's tax bill. Kateri Callahan is the president of the Alliance to Save Energy. She tells Kai how consumers can get tax credits for conserving energy.
Posted In: Taxes
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The ARM Strikes Back

Apr 7, 2006
Homebuyers took advantage of low interest rates the last several years by getting adjustable rate mortgages. Now rising interest rates spell: bigger, monthly mortgage payments. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Iran and the Palestinian Authority

Apr 7, 2006
Europe and the US are holding the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority's feet to the fire. They want the Palestinian Authority to renounce terrorism and recognize Israel, and they're threatening to cut off foreign aid. If that happens, commentator Reza Aslan says, Iran may jump into the void.
Posted In: Economy
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The history of immigration in the US

Apr 7, 2006
Kai speaks with historian Donna Gabacia about the history of immigration in the United States, and what might be ahead for the nation now that immigration legislation on the Senate floor appears to be stalled.
Posted In: Economy
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Jobless numbers could add to inflation worries

Apr 7, 2006
Unemployment figures for March are due out today and indications are they'll show the job market is on the upswing. But as Alisa Roth reports, what's good news for job seekers is a red flag for inflation hawks.
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Wealthy have benefitted most from tax breaks

Apr 5, 2006
That saying about the rich getting richer? It's true, according to two recent reports. John Dimsdale looks into the story behind the numbers.

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